Monday, April 18, 2011

Lafayette

General Lafayette and his mount are in a traffic island near a Connecticut state office building.

20 comments:

VP said...

A beautiful statue for a great man!

Halcyon said...

Didn't know he was also popular up there. He looks quite stately!

Regina K said...

Nice!

Birdman said...

"I'm ready for that close-up," Mr. DeMille

Sharon said...

He looks proud to be there!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I didn't know you had horses up there, too!

'Tis a fine tribute to a man instrumental in securing our "freedom" from ze British!

Hope you're having fun on the golf course!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture and a great looking statue! He did get around, didn't he? Love the first capture against the sky! Hope your week is off to a great start, Jack! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Lois said...

That is a beautiful statue! We have quite a few things named after him here. He was given a parcel of land near Tallahassee known as the Lafayette Land Grant by the US Congress back in 1824, but he never even visited it.

youth_in_asia said...

This is a really nice set, Jack. The first shot is so sharp. In the second, the statue really contrasts nicely with the building.

Karl said...

Beautiful monument!

joo said...

Beautiful statue,and the first photo is great!

Kate said...

Lafayette was really quite a guy...really got around!!

Randy said...

Very nice shots. Love the statue!

RedPat said...

Both rider and horse look quite regal! Love the statue against that building.

Farmchick said...

I love the patina on this sculpture. So grand!!

Dianne said...

Love the verdigris colour against the blue sky!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive sculpture, I also love the color!
Léia

EG Wow said...

Ah, yes! Lafayette who played such an important part in the American Revolution.

Malyss said...

Haha! A french man! he made a lot for the friendship between our two countries!

Julie said...

And don't forget the turtle at the bottom!