Monument To The Immigrant

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.

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Eddie S
Charlottesville, VA93 contributions
A monument to the many cultures that contribute to the city
Nov 2018
Located by the Steamboat Natchez on the waterfront, this statute commemorates some of the cultures that contributed to the development of New Orleans. There's a thematically similar monument in Crescent Park honoring the Latinx workers who rebuilt New Orleans after Katrina.
Written July 3, 2019
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hashemsherif
Tinton Falls, NJ56 contributions
Interesting statue
Nov 2018
This is part of the walk on the riverfront, if the weather is nice. Interesting monument but nothing spectacular
Written March 5, 2019
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Rita C
Exeter, RI74 contributions
Mesmerizing
Feb 2019
On the banks of the Mississippi, it is a beautiful sight to see this angel hovering over the immigrant family.
Written February 12, 2019
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RoanP
Christmas, FL277 contributions
Haunting in the fog of a winter's night
Dec 2018 • Solo
I have seen this statue a couple of times. But on New Year's Eve I stood by her waiting for the fireworks to start over the river. A thick bank of fog had descended, as it is often to do. Seeing her alabaster skin radiating through the darkness and fog of the night gave me pause and reason to reflect upon the statement she intends us all to hear. Give yourself a moment to understand what she's saying and I promise you may never see her the same.
Written January 10, 2019
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Mike O
Las Vegas, NV4,110 contributions
Riverside Sculpture
Nov 2018 • Friends
This a stunning sculpture in Woldenburg Park right on the Mississippi River. An angel over an immigrant family.
Written November 29, 2018
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Daveshent
Leek, UK916 contributions
Meaningful
Oct 2018 • Solo
Not being a particular art or sculpture lover I was stopped dead by this monument, its graceful, out reaching and thought provoking, a great tribute to those it represents, well worth taking 5 minutes while in the general great area.
Written October 15, 2018
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Luv2Tour2
Ann Arbor, MI2,273 contributions
Lovely and Moving, Charming Setting
Aug 2018 • Family
Very beautiful and touching portrayal of a family of immigrants, with an angel looming over them in a protective manner. The whole setting is lovely, on the boardwalk of Mississippi river. There is plenty of steps around to sit and contemplate the piece.
Written September 9, 2018
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Guitarjess
Ankeny, IA682 contributions
Unfortunately it has been fenced off due to vandalism in this toxic political climate
Jul 2018 • Family
I love historical monuments that highlight the best in our country & I consider our history of immigration and tolerance to be among our best history. Unfortunately the current political climate has made immigrants unpopular and the city has put up ugly fencing around this beautiful statue to protect it. I hope that one day we return to a place where everyone is welcome and we don't have to protect this monument!
Written July 17, 2018
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Thedevelopingimage
Vermilion, OH3,903 contributions
Welcome
Mar 2018 • Solo
I noticed this statue while I was walking along the river front from the mall to cafe du monde. Sits in a nice spot, it is a welcoming beacon.
Written April 21, 2018
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,229 contributions
Gorgeous
Mar 2018 • Couples
This beautiful, stark-white Carrara marble statue is in the center of the walkway in the Woldenberg Riverfront Park. The large size, the brightness, the location and its uniqueness will make it very hard to miss.

The two-sided sculpture was created by local artist Franco Allesandrini to commemorate New Orleans as an immigration hub—especially to the family-oriented Italians -- and to celebrate USA as a “Nation of Immigrants” One side of the sculpture is Lady Liberty, posed as a header of a ship, and pointing towards the mighty Mississippi River ready to welcome everyone to its shores. The other side is an immigrant family staring at the French Quarter where most immigrants lived after arriving here.

The large installation, dedicated in 1995, was meant to welcome those from other countries, and at the same time recognize the contributions of the existing immigrant population who have helped to build this country. It is very appropriate here since New Orleans is one of the major ports of arrival for immigrants.

There is also another plaque nearby that mentions a Croatian couple – Drago and Klara Cvitanovich – who arrived here in the 1960’s, worked tirelessly for years, and finally fulfilled their dream of opening their own Seafood Restaurant called Drago’s ( in close proximity to the Hilton).

Do not simply walk by this beautiful sculpture. Take the time to read the plaques.
Written March 28, 2018
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