Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday - Visit Austerlitz, The Netherlands

Nearby Utrecht there's a little town with the surprising name of Austerlitz.

Founded in 1806 on the location of a French army camp, it was given its name by King Louis Napoleon in honour of the victory of his brother, Napoleon himself, during the eponymous battle.

Not far from here, in an opening in the middle of a thick forest, there's a surprising monument. An artificial hill shaped as a pyramid, with a column on the top, commemorating the great French.

The monument is open to the public on certain days, after the payment of a small fee.

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