Tuesday, February 13, 2007

In and around Jackson Square

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Jackson Square was established in 1721 as a drill field and has been known under many different names during French and Spanish rule. In 1848 it was given its present name, and in 1865 this statue of General Jackson on his rearing horse was erected. It was the first equestrian statue with more than one hoof unsupported.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the United States and the third church on this site. The first church was demolished by a hurricane in 1722, four years after New Orleans was founded. The cathedral was completed in 1851, and in 1964 Pope Paul VI made a visit and designated it a minor basilica.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The beautiful iron-fenced garden square in back of the cathedral is known as St. Anthony’s Square [or Cathedral Garden]. I couldn’t resist poking my camera in-between the fence rails to take this photo. It seemed as if the statue, with its arms raised in supplication, was asking for protection of the houses surrounding it. The square had a feeling of peacefulness that washed over me the minute I saw it.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


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