Sep 12, 2008

My DC - Week 29

Between the White House and my office is one of the many greenspaces in DC - Lafayette Park. On any given day people eat lunch there, children run around there and protesters congregate there.

As with most of the greenspaces in DC, this one includes quite a bit of statuary. This monument is dedicated to Lafayette. Big surprise. Right?

Here is the monument from a distance and a close-up of the man himself who stands on top.


Here are the groupings that stand on either side.

And those adrning the front and back. The side with the cherubs reads "By the Congress in commemoration of the services rendered by General Lafayette and his compatriots during the struggle for the independence of the United States of America." The front merely reads "To General Lafayette and his compatriots."

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Carole Knits said...

You have so much history around you - I love that!