Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gen. Andrew Jackson on Horseback

This weekend, I met up downtown with a visiting family friend who is a travel aficionado (check out her great blog) and spent the afternoon walking around and sharing all of my DC trivia tidbits. As we left the White House, we passed through Lafayette Square and I came across this statue with my camera. In my haste, I shared that this was a statue of French General Lafayette, namesake of the park, who was a friend of George Washington and served during the Revolutionary War. This isn't him. Thank goodness for the Internet.

This statue is of General (and later President) Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Apparently, there's another statue dedicated to Lafayette in park we missed. Since Jackson is tipping his hat towards the White House, I thought photographing it from behind would be an interesting perspective.

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