Many memorials are located on a special avenue, on the grounds of a public building, on a large, spacious median, in a park—even sometimes a “parkette.” Occasionally, as a city or community grows up around the statue, it becomes a small part of the urban landscape. The Robert E. Lee Memorial in New Orleans has been the subject of much controversy in recent years. It’s often photographed by itself and the photos don’t display the busy traffic circle in which this monument has long resided. I’ve taken photographs like that, but on this visit to New Orleans, we were photographing a bridge in the opposite direction and turned to see Robert E. Lee from a different perspective. I thought it might be interesting to see the general in his circular spot in the urban landscape.