400 Decatur St.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, founded the city
in 1717. He was from Canada. He chose the spot.
Bienville's monument depicts him in a regal pose, his chin held
high. Standing with his back to Bienville is Father Athanase, a
Recollect monk. Slouched at Bienville's feet is a generic, nearly-nude
Indian, listlessly holding a peace pipe.
New Orleans, Nov 2018, Photo 42