Pictures of the Week: July 13 – July 20 - LightBox
Here’s where the legend of Bruce Lee all began (at least for American audiences). Back in 1964, Lee, only 24 years old, was invited to audition for The Green Hornet. And he nailed it, landing a starring role on the short-lived ABC television series. Most of the action begins at around the 4 minute mark.
George Washington: Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee (father of General Robert E. Lee) was chosen to give the eulogy for George Washington in 1799, where he uttered his famous words: "First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in the humble and endearing scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate and sincere—uniform, dignified and commanding—his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting. ...
Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon, England. Lovingly restored, it was built in the 15th century. I was fascinated by the etchings left by past visitors, and maybe of those who lived here, on some of the windows. Even the garden is planted with plants and herbs from Shakespeare's time.
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - This bar located at 914 Bourbon Street in New Orleans is the only known watering hole that pre-dates our nation’s independence. Founded originally as part the Lafitte brothers’ Blacksmith Shop, this bar survived a disastrous fire in 1794 that left most New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter, in ruins. Interestingly, much of the bar’s authenticity has been kept in tact, and the bar remains to be mostly lit by candle. You can still drink a beer in candle light.