vrijdag 18 februari 2011

On the road again!

On the 3th of april 2011 I will departure for Moscou with my Russian speaking friend.
Arriving there we will hire a car and with good speed we will drive to Smolensk (about 400 km).
Then I will take Le Guide Napoléon as a traval companian. From then we shall return to Moscou by car in slow speed.

During about ten days I will try to discover the road, places, buildings, monuments, statues eso. that are described in Le Guide. The preparations showed me about 130 items I can meet. I will be satisfied when about a 100 items will be visited (and photografed and tagged with gps!).
Highlights will be: Smolensk, Valoetina-Gora, DoroghobouĂŻ, Viazma, Ghjat,  Borodino, Mojaisk, Moscou isteslf. Then to the south to Malo-Jaroslavitz.

A study of 12 books about Napoleon going to Moscou (and return!) forms the fundament of this voyage.
I am ready now with my studying.

When we are returned I will give here a summary of this trip (just a voyage? nostagic travel? discovery trip? I don't know how to name it, but I'm sure I like it!)


zaterdag 12 februari 2011

New Dutch Magazine about Napoleon

A brand new Napoleon magazine is presented in the Dutch language in the Netherlands!
It is the first of a series of six. Two hunderd years ago (24th sept. till 31th oct. 1811) Napoleon visited with his wife Marie-Louise the Netherlands, then called Holland. His brother Louis-Napoleon had been king there from 1806 till 1810. Then Napoleon himself toke over. This journey was ment to survey Holland and especially the defindingworks against the English. When he left Holland Napoleon was rather satisfied on what he had seen and heard!
This new magazine will appear every two month starting febr./mrt. 2011.
Beautiful drawings, paintings and stories in detail about this visit.
I think it are the details that makes history so interresting.
But not everyone thinks this way!
Below you see some pictures of this magazine!

Look also on my website www.roelkvos.nl/napinned1811 to see more!



                                                           coming 5 editions  
A map of Amsterdam with the entree of Napoleon on the 9th oct. 1811