New Orleans for a week!

October 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

So much fun driving around the NOLA area! Got to view some of the old plantations that I have always wanted to see. The times must have been incredibly hard for folks after looking at what they had for living conditions! However the plants and the sheer visuals of the venue really intrigued me. We stayed in a big hotel in New Orleans and drove around the area to capture these fun images coming up later in the piece. Since I have become so active with Atlanta Canvas and Print believe me I will be adding some more canvas to my display walls in my home! But lets get to looking at some of these images... Mature BambooMature BambooWhile exploring Louisiana I found a bamboo forest with young and old growth Bamboo!

PlantationPlantationPlantation house in Louisiana.

This old plantation was the one in the Forrest Gump movie I was told. It came at the end of our day and I did not get to explore it because we had to return to the big city for the night! However at an earlier visit to Laura's Plantation I got to see many old artifacts and had a informational tour all around that plantation. Here are some interesting images from that different farm (plantation)!

Water BucketWater BucketPrimitive utensils from an old plantation home in Louisiana.

This was taken inside what was described as the slave quarters located nearer the cane fields of the plantation. The lighting here was great and took little or no work to prepare for publishing this blog. Notice the board walls with no insulation for sure! Tough!

Front DoorFront DoorClose up of the construction for the front door of this old slave home.

Imagine after all these years that this front door is still in operable condition...

Primitive RoadPrimitive RoadThis old farmroad was on a plantation in Louisiana.

Just an old road that appealed to me from the composition it offered. It lead to the bamboo forest shown earlier.

Muddy GatorMuddy GatorYoung alligator found in a pond in Louisiana.

There were swamp areas with the usual inhabitants to be wary of everywhere we visited. Seems like I got quite an alligator collection on this trip. After spending so much time in Florida I believe these were on par much smaller. But then perhaps I was not in the right place to see the big boyz!

Alligator Closeup and PersonalAlligator Closeup and PersonalThis creature swam up to the boat looking for food!

It was a terrific trip but perhaps a little long for this old man! I am headed out later this month to visit Moab, Utah with Jeff Clow and revisit the Arches, Canyonland and other nearby national parks for some really beautiful desert scenery! Jeff has an amazing itenirary prepared and I am excited to see all the sights there...


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