Washington, DC

Last week a reader wrote in saying he noticed some workers were cleaning up the Jeanne d’Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park. I was eager to check it out as this is my favorite statue (in my favorite park) in the city. [Ed. Note: Check out a video of the dedication with President Harding in 1922 here.] I had always hoped the sword would be repaired one day. This summer I was blown away when I saw the very same Jeanne d’Arc statue with sword in tact in Paris. So when I stopped by the park this weekend to check out the cleaning, my jaw hit the ground. Behold:

Are you glad the sword was repaired?

After the jump a few alternative Jean D’arc shots before the sword was replaced

Photo by PoPville reader Elizabeth

Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

Photo by PoPville flickr user AaronLeavy


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