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Wikipedia Description: Robert E. Lee Monument (Richmond, Virginia)
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The Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, Virginia, was the first installation on Monument Avenue in 1890. Honoring Civil War General Robert E. Lee, it was the largest monument on the site for over a century, and remains the last Confederate monument on the Avenue today. The monument includes General Lee sitting on his horse atop a large marble base that stands over 60 feet tall. Constructed in France by Antonin Merciť and shipped to Virginia, the statue remains one of Merciť's most outstanding pieces. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2007 and the Virginia Landmarks Register since 2006.
As the last Confederate monument on Monument Avenue, the statue is a source of controversy. After the murder of George Floyd, the monument was covered in graffiti, and many activists have called for its removal. Ralph Northam, the Governor of Virginia, ordered the statue removed on June 4, 2020, but a state court blocked its removal pending the outcome of a lawsuit. The state court ultimately ruled in Northam's favor in October 2020, but the decision was put on hold pending appeal. The Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments on June 8, 2021. The Justices did not ask any questions during the oral argument. On September 2, 2021, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that restrictive covenants from 1887 and 1890, that transferred the statue to the state, were no longer enforceable; consequently, the statue could be removed by the state.
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The bronze statue, sculpted by Antonin Merciť, depicts Confederate general Robert E. Lee atop a horse. The horse is not a representation of Robert E. Lee's horse Traveller, whose modest scale Merciť believed would not suit the overall composition. Traveller was replaced by a stronger looking thoroughbred. Lee stands 14 feet (4.3 m) high atop his horse and the entire statue is 60 feet (18 m) tall inclu ...More...
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2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.
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