Monday, 14 February 2011

Sir John Moore

The mention of the death of Sir John Moore and his burial at La Coruña on Conrad Kinch's Joy and Forgetfulness blog, reminded me that I actually visited his tomb some years ago.

His tomb is in a small public garden overlooking the harbour of La Coruña.

It bears a suitable inscription ...

... and is accompanied by a bust that is mounted on a plinth.

The garden is a tranquil spot in an otherwise quite crowded area overlooking the main harbour, and just across the road is a small Spanish Army Museum that is well worth visiting.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Sir,
    Thank you for posting this.
    Quite interesting. I am surprised there was no Latin inscription, but then I probably could not have read it !

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  2. Jubilo,

    It was my pleasure!

    La Coruña is a very nice place to visit, with some unique old buildings as well as sea-facing fortifications that you can along. My wife and I have enjoyed two separate visits to the city.

    All the best,

    Bob

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