Monday, June 4, 2007

Fleur-de-fence

The Fleur-de-Lis pops up everywhere in New Orleans. An old symbol of the French monarchy, it denotes the French heritage of the city. The Fleur-de-Lis is popular on jewelry, dresses, ties... just about anything, including fences, where it is commonly used to top iron fences.

When the New Orleans Saints chose it for a logo, it pretty much assured its standing as unofficial symbol for the city.

--steve buser

8 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo.

RamblingRound said...

Good closeup. I enjoyed reading the heritage of this popular symbol.

Jilly said...

Just love railings and these are beautiful. Wonderfully photographed too.

I so regret not having visited New Orleans before he terrible tragedy y'all went thru. I'm told the Old Town is still preserved. Is that true?

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice detail in the photo.

pusa said...

nice photograph... is it the symbol fleur de lis same as mentioned in the da vinci novel?

Steve Buser said...

Pusa -- I sure it's one and the same.

Bergson said...

a beautiful photograph

that resemble in the Loire without the paddl-boat

Anonymous said...

My wife collects everything "Fleur de Lis". She even started a company last year where they make many pieces with the symbol on it. You might enjoy it, it's called Art House 19 and you can find it at www.arthouse19.com. If you want to leave her a comments/reviews about her products, she'll love it!