Yesterday we visited the Destrehan Plantation. The Live Oaks are some of the oldest in the US.
The lower floors have the hearth and supply area for the home. No, I didn't get a picture of the plantation home itself!!!! It was no good....sorry.
But this is the back porch area of the home.
These 2 strangely designed, but modern homes were built by Brad Pitt's organization. They are scattered all throughout the area. Designed specifically for the area that is built BELOW sea level.
The poor had so little to work with, many times no deeds, as the building that housed many of them was destroyed, and many left, never to return. Then there were the hundreds that died, most drowning in their attics with no way to escape.
Another of the newly built homes by Brad and Angelina.
Then on to the River Walk and the Cafe du Monde for a cafe au lait and Beignets. What a treat!!!
Some of the fantastic architecture that's been restored along the River Walk.
The canon along the walk.
We then took a trip on the SS Natchez, the last working paddlewheel on the Mississippi. Do it if you go.
Among the many things we saw and learned on the trip was the enormous amount of oil refineries along the river. Amazing shot here, like temples to the industry.....
We had a wonderful dinner at Ralph and Kacoo's Restaurant. The Mardi Gras costumes and props are all along the walls.
A night shot of our hotel.....really a party last night with the New York group!!!
Another Civil War statue in the city.
And I'll leave you with a parting shot.....always an Artist myself, I found this wonderful statue in the Art in the Park section that had many wonderful pieces to browse through and enjoy!
Have a Great Day!!!