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wow..thats an amazing photo.
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.
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.
the famous beads... and a very amazing statue.
Ah, the Maid of Orleans goes nouveau! Sydney Daily Photo
I like your blog...very colorful and informative--enjoyed my visit here!
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????
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.
Thanks for the historical info roadrider!
Beautiful photo (the gold is striking against that deep blue sky).
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.
The same Jeanne d'Arc near the Louvre's Museum, on the Rivoli Avenue.A french from Provence.
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