Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bronzed words

"The business and commerce of the West are carried on with New Orleans, and the southern, and south-western States, and with the Atlantic cities. We transport our dead or inanimate produce to New Orleans, with receive in return checks or drafts of the bank of the United States at a premium of a half per centum."

Henry Clay seems to not want to give up his oratorical practice, even if it is only windows listening. This statute is in the center of Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans.

The square is popular for music events and is surrounded by the federal courthouse, and several landmarks, for instance Gallier Hall, the former city hall.

Lafayette Square is going to be the site of the second Louisiana Blues Festival this year on October 20.

--steve buser


Anonymous said...

Nice post Steve. I liked the narrative as well. I think the photo showing the statue against the building is clever. It is almost like a forecast of the future.

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RamblingRound said...

Great photo! Didn't know Henry Clay was in NO.

Beetle said...

you said Lafayette,is it just like the one in Paris? a BIG Boutique dept.store

Karola&Pamp said...

This monument looks so great with this building in the background.
Great photo.

Carraol said...

Great contrast of the architecture of the background and the sculpture!

Lessie said...

I like the contrast in this photo of the "old" and the new glass building. Arresting pic.