Sunday, September 26, 2010

Louis XVI in Louisville, Kentucky

Here is the beautiful statue of Louis XVI in the American city named in his honor.
The statue was sculpted in France in 1829, nearly destroyed during the 2nd French Revolution, kept in a warehouse in disrepair, and finally gifted to the city of Louisville in 1966. Louisville gets its name from Louis XVI, for his support of the American Colonies during the revolutionary war
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6 comments:

donnasandras said...

Very interesting to read the history of that statue and the name of the town :-)

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Matterhorn said...

It is indeed a beautiful statue. The King deserves this and more.

lara77 said...

Matterhorn you are so right!! This man, so inherently good and only wanting the best for his people deserves more than a statue! Of course it will never happen in France because the French would have to see their revolution stripped of its republican propaganda! They would rather believe a myth than explore the truth. Rest in peace good King Louis!

Julygirl said...

Interesting....I did not know which Louis they were honoring.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Interesting. I never thought about the origin of which Louis was Louisville... I should probably have given it more thought