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The Summer Solstice Of The Statue Of General Robert E. Lee
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This dramatic photo taken in New Orleans, Louisiana at Lee Circle and the sepia tone treatment obscures the Historic Statue of General Robert E. Lee. This photo and my other original photo are part of a new series titled The Summer Solstice Of General Robert E. Lee he original photo appears on my personal web page taken over 35 years ago. The original iconic photo is the only one in the world the original photo will be the launch of my premiere photography show here in New Orleans, Louisiana
ee Circle is a traffic circle in the warehouse district of New Orleans. It is dominated by a large monument that honors general Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army during the Civil War.
Lee Circle was originally created in 1807 as part of a grand - but mostly unrealized - plan by architect Barthélémy Lafon to develop a new neighborhood. At the time it was known as the Place du Tivoli (Tivoli Square) and encircled by the water of the Tivoli Canal.
In 1877, just twelve years after the Civil War, it was rededicated as Lee Circle in honor of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Robert E. Lee Monument
The monument honoring the general was inaugurated in 1884. It shows a 12 ft (4m) statue of general Lee on top of a 60ft (18m) tall Doric column which is set on a rectangular base built on a mound at the center of the traffic circle. Four wide stairways flanked by decorative urns lead to the monument.
Lee, who led the Confederate troops during the Civil War against the northern Union army from 1862 until the capitulation of the Confederates in 1865, is shown standing towards the north, as if to defy his adversaries.
The statue was sculpted by Alexander Doyle while John Roy created the marble column.
May 21st, 2014
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