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On a Pedestal: 1900

On a Pedestal: 1900

        The statue was removed by official order and moved to an unknown location on May 19, 2017. (Wikipedia)

New Orleans circa 1900. "General Lee monument, Tivoli Circle, St. Charles Avenue." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

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A little too quiet

This neat and tidy cityscape reminds me of some of Edward Hopper's paintings, especially those without human activity or with a lone (and lonely) human.

[Giorgio de Chirico. - Dave]

History remains

Statues etc. evoke stories about who the person was, what they accomplished, and why they are deserving of conversation so many years later. We cannot change the past and some of it isn't pretty, but it is what got the lot of us here.

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