Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana: Monument to the Immigrants

America has had some serious discussions lately about immigrants, and how to handle the situation of those who are here and those who want to come here.

Anyone who does make it on to American soil, though, will be happy to know that there's something of a welcome waiting in New Orleans. It comes in the form of a marble statue along the Mississippi River.

The Monument to the Immigrants features a muse soaring above a family who apparently just come to our shores, offering protection, etc. There's no ideal side for viewing this, as muse is overseeing the river and the family is looking the other way toward the French Quarter and a new home. But you get the idea.

The Italian American Marching Club put this up in 1995. It was created by Franco Alessandrini of New Orleans.

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