Sunday, February 14, 2016

Joan of Arc Statue, New Orleans

One of the many statues that really caught my attention during our random strolls in downtown New Orleans is the statue of Joan of Arc. This fancy looking statue sits in the middle of Decatur Street. Unlike many other prominent statues in NOLA, Joan of Arc was covered in golden bronze and shines as if she was made of actual gold.
It's really interesting to know that this statue is an exact copy of the 1880 Emmanuel Fremiet equestrian statue of Joan located at Place des Pyramides, Paris. The people of France gave the golden bronze statue of Joan of Arc to the City of New Orleans in 1959.

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