Saturday, February 19, 2011

Carstop Confederates

P.G.T. Beauregard by Alexander Doyle (1857-1922)
I found myself, with camera, way out on Esplanade Avenue tonight. Left a party and couldn't get a cab. Decided to take the City Park/Canal Street streetcar and ride it all the way back to the Quarter -- last stop to last stop. I waited, and waited, and waited. An hour or so. Just me and old P.G.T. 


  1. A note about the artist: Alexander Doyle produced the best monumental sculpture we have in New Orleans -- the iconic Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle, the equestrian bronze of Albert Sydney Johnston and marble "Confederate Soldier" standing guard at the Army of the Tennessee memorial in Metairie Cemetery, and the seated figure of "Margaret" on lower Camp Street, and maybe a few more attributed (on Wikipedia) that I'm not sure about. In New York, my favorite Doyle is the bronze of Horace Greeley on Herald Square. Strolled by on last visit but didn't have my camera.

  2. I'm going up there next week - I'll be sure to swing by there & snap a pic for you. :)


  3. Thanks, T. "and remember me to Herald Square..."