Fo shizzle. He must have been an extraordinary individual for Washington who was like 47 to have trusted him so much. "Here kid I just met, take these troops you've never commanded to the top of this hill and keep the British from invading Philadelphia. There's a cheese steak in it for you when you get back."
Thanks! It was a really wonderful experience. It's as close as anybody can ever get to being in a room with the three of them. I was thinking at the time "Wow, Lafayette is REALLY FUNNY and then I thought the real Lafayette was incredibly popular, why couldn't he have been funny? We have this idea that historical figures must all be stogy and serious, when no doubt some of them were hysterical. Especially the charming ones.
OUTSTANDING. I love these photos and the story and everything about this post!
My Friday was, uh...I don't even remember what I did. I certainly did nothing comparable. Oh, wait. I did get a cool photograph of a lightning strike during a beautiful sunset. SO, I got that goin' for me. ;-)
My Friday was spent sweating and housecleaning and unpacking. Yours was better. :)
Worth the LJ-blocked-at-work wait!
My head has exploded. Thanks very much, you have exploded my head. I worked on my novel, I think. And possibly some corsets. I don't even remember!
I am happy to have esploded your head in a (hopefully) nice way!
Thanks! Hope to see you again some time!!
My Friday? Marriage Equality. Followed hot on the heels by Johnson v. United States, which held the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act unconstitutional. A bunch of my gun/ammo clients now have 10-year maximum sentences, instead of 15-year minimums. For instance, one client who is serving 264 months for buying or stealing ammo (I forget which) as a felon now has a ten-year cap and likely a guideline range of 70-87 months.
And then my boss declared there needed to be wine at lunch, so there we sat at the Bistro, champagne flutes in hand, toasting a rare big win with Prosecco.
It was a good day.
I love this! So fascinating. And, as always, your photos are extraordinary.
Those dudes were all so spot on with what they do. It was great to be around them. And a bit weird when they showed up at the bar looking completely different.
That was all unspeakably cool. I am simply in awe. Well done.
aw thanks! It's all about figuring out what you have to get you invited to wherever it is you want to be. Sometimes it's a football, sometimes it's witty conversation, sometimes it's being nice, this time it's a camera.
Great pics. fascinating history.
Amazing isn't it? Dude was nineteen.
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2015-07-02 12:21 pm (UTC)
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2015-07-02 09:09 pm (UTC)
I shan't discuss my Friday
other than to observe that it involved the consequences of having dinner with my mother at an Asian buffet on Thursday night and perhaps some tartar sauce improperly stored, and it was not one of Mom's happier days. We missed her doctor's appointment.
Beyond that, however, I have to say that I very much enjoy and admire the lighting and processing here. The images are very close to period paintings, and I have no difficulty at all in imagining or accepting them as time-skips from the 18th century. Spectacular work.
2015-07-08 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: I shan't discuss my Friday
Thank you! That is wonderful to hear from someone such as yourself!
2015-07-08 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: I shan't discuss my Friday
(The bit about the lighting that is, not the bit about your mother's bad day.)
A recent issue of Smithsonian magazine had a great article about L'Hermione and Lafayette. Your pics are better though.
Whoohoo! They should totally hire me next time.