here and here and possibly here, but as the photos have been burning a hole in my hard drive for four years I thought I'd post a few here of our visit to the final residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, at Longwood.
|View from Diana's Peak looking NE towards Longwood, Flagstaff Hill and The Barn|
|Napoleon's dining table and chairs|
Napoleon was clearly pretty miserable there and it is perhaps surprising that he lasted as long as seven years before he died in 1822. I did scrutinise the wallpaper closely for signs of arsenic but they told me that, although it was the same pattern, none of the original stuff remained...
|Flagstaff with flagstaff|
Once the airport is built I am sure that Longwood will become far more of a tourist attraction than it is at present. The Saints sort of try to make something of it when the cruise ships come in (they don't try that hard), although sometimes you have to be pretty observant to spot things, like this mannequin of Napoleon on the balcony of the Consulate Hotel in Jamestown.
|Napoleon at the Consulate. The bar is downstairs. We referred to it as the Disconsolate.|
|Wellington House. Since repainted, but still blue.|