Monday, September 6, 2010

Lafayette


The Marquis de Lafayette was a great favorite of the Americans.  He was young, handsome and dashing, and became a friend of George Washington.  The French were pivotal in the Colonists' victory over the British in the American Revolutionary War.  The original of this statue is in the Louvre.  This replica stands in a small triangular park among state government buildings in Hartford.   Lafayette's sword is raised in salute to the state Capitol.

6 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Salut Lafayette! Some great photos of a dashing Frenchman especially the top photo! Bravo! Encore!

cieldequimper said...

Ah Monsieur de Lafayette. He's scheduled to appear on VersaillesDP tomorrow though not in such a beautiful fashion!

Cezar and Léia said...

The sculpture of M. Lafayette is wonderful!Your pictures are great, I like so much the last one with the adorable building detail.Amazing!
Léia

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the state, Jack. He really does appear tobe saluting the capitol!

Chuck Pefley said...

We Americans owe a lot to our allies.

Irina said...

I am glad I see Hartford in your blog, so beautiful and colorful city.