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Place DArmes
8 September 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Place D'Armes

New Orleans Riverfront of Jackson Square

This cannon was aimed at the British ships coming up the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans. Under the command of General Andrew Jackson the Americans defeated the British. The cannon is displayed just outside of Jackson Square which bears a statue of General Jackson on his horse.

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Neal Nye11-Sep-2008 12:01
It's fascinating to think of all the people who worked on this and sweated over it and shot it and cursed it and hauled it around. What a piece of history.
Zak11-Sep-2008 09:25
but it looks so small!
Dennis Hoyne11-Sep-2008 02:45
I remember this from the last time I was in New Orleans, the dramatic sky makes a great background, well done.
Robin Reid11-Sep-2008 02:28
A dramatic victory after the war was already over!
Guest 11-Sep-2008 02:14
Great composition, with the Pontabla apartments in the background
papajim11-Sep-2008 01:37
We toured the Hermitage outside of Nashville this summer, learning about General/President Jackson. Old Hickory devoted most of his life in service of te countrt
Phillip Tassin 11-Sep-2008 01:31
I can only wonder if the Baratarian, Dominique You, was manning the cannon as the British Ships approached.

I love the photo.
Shayne11-Sep-2008 01:03
Great perspective ~ nicely done

Ed Goodnight11-Sep-2008 00:28
impresive, Coleen
sschex11-Sep-2008 00:10
Good colors and tones, Coleen.
Dan10-Sep-2008 23:37
Michel Jasmin10-Sep-2008 23:32
Well done