I first came to Louisiana when I was twenty, though the photos here were taken during my most recent visit (October 2016). Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun influences. Its largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, and Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral.
NEW ORLEANS (FRENCH QUARTER)
Also known as the Vieux Carré, it is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (ST. LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 1)
Established in the late 1700’s, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest existent cemetery in New Orleans.
VACHERIE (LAURA PLANTATION)
A restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
VACHERIE (OAK ALLEY PLANTATION)
Named for its distinguishing visual feature, an alley path, created by a double row of southern live oak trees about 800 feet long.
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