Here are some sights from my quick walk around the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans this evening.
My favorite time to visit Jackson Square is right at sunset. Most likely the square will be filled with people, music, art, and joy.
The parakeets at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are curious and friendly. They were all interested in my jacket pocket and they wanted to climb up to my shoulder to have a look around. What fun they were!
The interior of the Big House at the Destrehan Plantation is full of history, art, and original pieces from the plantation days – including a 1,400 pound marble bathtub that was a gift to the family.
Today while traveling further East, I stuck with the Plantation theme and visited Destrehan Plantation. This plantation had one of the best tours for history buffs, and it included a priceless document signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1804. The tour focused on each of the owners of the property, and gave an explanation of the good times and difficult times in their lives. Yes, even the very wealthy can have trying circumstances while running a plantation in Louisiana.
Today I left my hotel and headed East. My stay at the Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge was groovy.
Wow! The colors, the architecture, and the history. The grounds are tiny, but the Plantation House is magnificent. Not to mention the sunsets on the balcony.
The other reason to visit the Evergreen Plantation is for the Oak Alley. The oak trees are covered with Spanish Moss and it makes for some great photos.