every sunday we jumped from one house to the other and always there was food, laughter and plenty of hugs. my secret part of the day was to see the "Chinese House" it wasn't really a house but a statue, but you could never convince me of that.
There's a small triangular park bordered by Esplanade Avenue, Bayou Road and North Tonti known as Gayarre' Place, honoring New Orleans historian Charles Etienne Gayarre'. Just across the avenue at 2306 Esplanade is the house in which French impressionist painter Edgar Degas lived during his stay in New Orleans with his Musson relatives. At the center of Gayarre's park is a statue atop a terra-cotta base representing the Goddess of History - Genius of Peace. The original monument (before its relocation on Esplanade) was displayed at the 1884 New Orleans World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.
so. there is is. it's not a Chinese house after all. i'm a little upset over this new found information, and i'm sure no one gives a flip that it's not what i always thought it was.
tell you what, you can believe it's a statue representing the Goddess of History and i'll contine believing it's a Chinese house.
there. i feel much better now.