Jackson Square Evening Vignette
Photograph - Photography/digital Art
St. Louis Cathedral is the centerpiece of Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and in 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as a one of America’s Great Public Spaces. Sculptor Clark Mills's statue of Battle of New Orleans hero and future president Andrew Jackson, for whom the square was named in 1815, was erected in 1856. Iron fences, walkways, benches, and Parisian-style landscaping remain intact from original design. On most days the square is filled with artists, mimes and musicians. The whole scene is endlessly entertaining and a photographer's delight. Never a dull moment! On two sides of the square are the Pontalba Buildings, matching red-brick, block-long 4‑story buildings built in the 1840s. The ground floors house shops and restaurants; the upper floors are apartments; they are the oldest continuously rented apartments in North America.
February 16th, 2013
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