Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fleur de Lis & The City!

We are proud to announce the arrival of Fleur de Lis & The City! Every Sunday we will be highlighting the beautiful fleur de lis symbol along with the City of New Orleans. News, information, and pictures will be the focus of these news posts to our blog. We will be looking for great and interesting stories regarding the fleur de lis symbol as well as the New Orleans. If any of you out there would like to contribute, please contact us by commenting on our blog.

Article 1 of Fleur de Lis & The City!

Have you driven around the City of New Orleans lately? After a recent drive through the French Quarter, we couldn't help but notice that they fleur de lis is everywhere! It seems that even more businesses, companies, and even official city vehicles are utilizing the royal symbol in some way shape or form.

We were able to find some nice pictures of a New Orleans Police Department car that has a fleur de lis incorporated into it's decals. The picture below shows the fleur de lis on the upper left side of the car in near the rear window. Check out the photograph below:

We also found that the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services vehicles use the symbol on their ambulances as well. A nice picture of one of the ambulances in front of Jackson Square can be found below.

These are just a few pictures of how logos and emblems have been changed and or re-designed since Hurricane Katrina to display the fleur de lis as a symbol of the city.

Artists have also enjoyed using the symbol as ways of expression of the city and it's re-birth. Many paintings and pieces of artwork have incorported a lovely fleur de lis to attract residents who have enjoyed displaying fleur de lis artwork in their homes and offices.

A nice picture of an example of this is in the picture below from Big EZ Artist. A fleur de lis appears as the focus of the piece, with a nice scene of the city in the background.

Along with seeing the symbol out and about, we also still love seeing people who are decorating with the fleur-de-lis. One creative homeowner decided to accent her bathroom with hand painted stencils on one wall, which we think came out great!

We hope you have enjoyed our first article of Fleur de Lis & The City! Look for more great articles in this series next week. We look forward to hearing from you!

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