A Hero honored by Columbia

Even as my parents have lived in Savannah for a decade, my visits with them centered on exploring nature out by the rivers, not in exploring the charming city. So a couple of days ago I ventured in, and found that Columbia dwells there, too.

On the monument to Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski you’ll find Columbia surmounting the obelisk, bearing a laurel wreath to honor the man sometimes called the “father of the American cavalry”. In Columbia, Tennessee I drove down the Pulaski Highway, which leads to Pulaski County.

Web-based information on this beautiful monument calls the lady there Liberty–but as you may recall from earlier posts, the names Miss Columbia and Miss Liberty were at one time pretty much interchangeable.

I plan to go photograph at Columbia Square, laid during the Early Republic, on New Year’s Day, and then head up to Columbia, South Carolina.

Information on Pulaski. One of the homes I photographed in Columbia, Tennessee was right off their Pulaski Highway.

Information on Pulaski. One of the homes I photographed in Columbia, Tennessee was right off their Pulaski Highway.

I feel the trees and light convey the Romanticism that inspired so many monuments in the 19th Century.

I feel the trees and light convey the Romanticism that inspired so many monuments in the 19th Century.

A zoomed in view. A top her staff she shows the pileus, symbol of freed slaves.

A zoomed in view. A top her staff she shows the pileus, symbol of freed slaves.