vrijdag 23 september 2016

Baltic States

In May 2016 I was in the Baltic States: Lotvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the oblast Kaliningrad.
Napoleon had done there a lot.
The battles of Eylau and Friendland are wellknown.
Also Tilsit, now called Sovjetsk.
Entering Kaliningrad is very hard: you need a visum (150 euro) and wait on the border for more then two hours!
But: the results are there!

You can see them on:

www.roelkvos.nl/napbal

Here are some pictures


 The monument on the Kalingrad




the place, where the raft has been on the Lithuanian-site,
this picture is taken on the Kaliningard-site


From the curch in Friedland: the battlefield of Friedland




Baltic States

In May 2016 I was in the Baltic States: Lotvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the oblast Kaliningrad.
Napoleon had done there a lot.
The battles of Eylau and Friendland are wellknown.
Also Tilsit, now called Sovjetsk.
Entering Kaliningrad is very hard: you need a visum (150 euro) and wait on the border for more then two hours!
But: the results are there!

You can see them on:

www.roelkvos.nl/napbal

Here are some pictures



                                                The monument on the Kalingrad-site




                                 the place, where the raft has been (on the Lithuanian-site,
                                          this picture is taken on the Kaliningard-site)


                                        From the curch in Friedland: the battlefield of Friedland




dinsdag 28 juni 2016

On Mauritius

In April 2016 my wife and I went to Mauritius.
We had two reasons.
First: since Chrismas 2015 our son, his woman and four grandchildren have been for a long period working and living there. We liked to see them, so we went! It was a nice stay!
Second: there are a few traces of the Napoleontic-area on Mauritius. In the former days it was a French Island, called Île de France. We could not find everthing, but we have planned to return in 2017 to search for the rest.
The results of our work you can see on: www.roelkvos.nl/napmauritius

Some of the many (familiy) pictures I show here!


This was our favorit swimming spot!





Four grandchildren running around
the First Dutch Landing Monument

The First Dutch Landing Monument

Roel at Fort Hendrik Hendrik

At Point Diable



donderdag 3 december 2015

London

In November 2015 my wife and I went for some days to London.
It was a little bit rainy, but later on it was dry.
We visited many 'objects' in relation with Napoleon.
You can see the results on: www.roelkvos.nl/naplondon



Wellington before the Bank of |England


dinsdag 6 oktober 2015

Opponents of Napoleon in Wales.

My latest website is about the opponents of Napoleon in Wales.
One of the most interesting events was (for me) the Last Invasion of Britain.
Loo at the website at Fishguard and read about Jeremia Nicolas, who as a woman held 13 French soldiers in captivity!







www.roelkvos.nl/napwales







It stroke me that.........

During the installation of Windows 10 on my computer I wrote the name of Napoleon Bonaparte on a piece of paper. Under each character I placed the position of it in the alphabeth. Simple principel: a = 1; b = 2; c = 3 eso.
The word NAPOLEON is then; 14-1-16-15-12-5-15-14.
The word BONAPARTE is then: 2-15-14-1-16-1-18-20-5.

When you add NAPOLEON the result is 92.
When you add BONAPARTE the result is also 92.
How is this possible? And what does this mean?









donderdag 1 oktober 2015

Opponents to Napoleon in South-England and Wales

During ten days in Septembre 2015 I visited the south of England and Wales with my friend.
I was looking for the opponents of Napoleon there. I found a lot of them! But also relics of Napoleon himself! A handkerchief, a dead mask, portraits eso!
Look at my latetst website about this trip:

www.roelkvos.nl/opponentnapzeng

Wales will follow!