Horses and riders will gallop and leap around Greenwich Park during the Olympic Eventing Cross Country on Monday.
The Chronicle of the Horse has a photo gallery of the course here.
Fences of note include a planet at fence #6, a moon at fence #7, sundials at fences #14a & b, and the observatory at fence #26.
Best of luck to all as they compete at the “home” of the prime meridian.
Let’s review the chart of a very special individual who might be very familiar to anyone who knows and loves New Orleans.
Image Credits: Robert R. Macdonald et als, eds.
Louisiana’s Black Heritage
Thomy LaFon was a “free man of color” and an example of the exotic racial mixture called Creole, who was born into poverty but built a successful business and became one of the wealthiest men in New Orleans. Not only was he a business whiz kid and self-made business tycoon, but he became known in later life for his philanthropy, founding numerous charitable organizations and making sizeable donations to sustain hospitals, schools and shelters for members of all races.
He was born on December 28, 1810 in the golden aftermath of the Louisiana Purchase and during the heyday of the cosmopolitan melting-pot known as New Orleans.