Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bright, bold and beady

They're everywhere. Little reminders of intense fun. This is the statue of Jean D'Arc in the Vieux Carré. Notice the beads hanging from the horses ears and on Jean herself.

Just part of the scenery.

--steve buser

14 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Only in New Orleans! :D

tweeboowee said...

wow..thats an amazing photo.

• Eliane • said...

Steve, just little note: its Jeanne d'Arc. Jean is a man's name - equivalent to John in English.
That is a great shot! Ah those Frenchies, they left their mark all over the Big Easy.

Coltrane_lives said...

It's obviously been a while since I lived in New Orleans. When did this statue of Jeanne D'Arc make its presence known? and where is it in the Quarter? Of course, the Andrew Jackson on horse in the square I know.

travelphilippines said...

the famous beads... and a very amazing statue.

Sally said...

Ah, the Maid of Orleans goes nouveau!
Sydney Daily Photo

Moi said...

interesting!! :)

Kuanyin said...

I like your blog...very colorful and informative--enjoyed my visit here!

Jules said...

Gosh I now feel compelled to go and put on some jewels!!!

If Madi Gras isn't until February - next year - this is going to be a very long lead up!!! Things must start to get out of hand around December I gather????

Roadrider said...

The statue was a fairly recent (early 70s, I think) gift from France and was originally located between the World Trade Center and the Rivergate (which was torn down to make way for the Casino). It was also not originally gold. I liked it much better that way, actually. For many years we had a bike race each Bastille Day on a little course that went around the statue and was part of the Bastille Day celebrations.

Coltrane_lives said...

Thanks for the historical info roadrider!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Beautiful photo (the gold is striking against that deep blue sky).

HughE2030 said...

I have a Joan of Arc statue just like that in front of my condo building in Philadelphia. We have the original one, they say. I am going to have to look up info on your statue. There's an interesting story about the women who posed for the statue, and I think I will write about it in about two weeks and I will link your blog to it.

Tietie007 said...

The same Jeanne d'Arc near the Louvre's Museum, on the Rivoli Avenue.
A french from Provence.