OK, Layfayette isn’t actually in this picture since he’s on top of the pedestal. You’re looking at Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and Louis LebÃ¨gue Duportail. Both were military leaders in the American Revolution.
Remember those tulip trees from last month? Well turns out they are not tulip trees, but Japanese magnolia or, more likely, saucer magnolia trees (a sturdier hybrid of Japanese magnolia and another tree.) Either way they’re trÃ©s beau when in bloom. That was a week ago â€” now comes the part when they make a huge mess and get tromped into goo on the sidewalks.