When I travel, I try to capture the flavour of the area with pictures so I can remember it long after I’ve gone home. No matter where I go, there are statues. Lots of statues, and I often photograph them. These are some of the ones I took while in New Orleans.
Major General Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square
It wouldn’t be the Marti Gras city without a few of these festive little jesters.
As to be expected in the city of his birth, we saw several statues of “Pop” Louis Armstrong.
In Louis Armstrong Park
Monument to the Immigrant, on the Riverwalk
General G.T. Beauregard, on Bayou St John near City Park
Fountain in Audubon Park, Garden District
“Travelers” in Audubon Park, Garden District
This isn’t exactly a statue, but we spotted this cute little guy in a yard on St. Charles Avenue. Donkey? Cow? We weren’t too sure.
Joan of Arc, on Decatur Street near our favourite Market Café
Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on Decatur Street. The founder of New Orleans, Jean Baptiste de Bienville was originally from Montreal.
Blues Brothers (plus one) in front of House of Blues, on Decatur Street
Betty Boop in front of Don Leoncio Cigar Bar, on Canal Street
Huck Finn’s, on Decatur Street
Dutch Alley was a quaint little lane with plenty of photo ops.
Spanish Royal Governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Galvez, on Canal Street next to the old World Trade Center
St Theresa, at St Louis Cemetery No 3
Old Man River, at Woldenberg Park
As promised, proof that Old Man River has a nice butt
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