30 July 2010

Unusual Blossom

Calhoun Monument, Marion Square, Charleston, S.C.

His name is slapped on almost everything in South Carolina and every once and awhile he blossoms out of a palm tree to oversee the street named in his honor. John C. Calhoun was important politically - serving as Vice President and Secretary of War and Senator. The fact that he declared war on Canada in 1812 (hmmmmph) and believed that slavery was a positive good makes him the rare stink blossom in this scene.

Here are a few more views from my Calhoun Collection. He doesn't seem to mind posing: