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“Old Algiers” on the West Bank of New Orleans, A ferry Ride Away !

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Jackson Square from Algiers                        Jackson Square from Algiers Ferry Landing

NOLA River Front

Views of the Old Trade Mark and Aquarium of America’s

Delaronde Street Algiers, New Orleans Homes

    Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. It’s a easy ferry ride from Canal Street. Old Algiers is like a forgotten neighborhood. So close and easy to get to from the CBD. Here are some great restoration of old homes and great views from the point.

Algiers Home,Not Big but colorful

Algiers Porches

Algiers Court HouseThe Old Algiers Courthouse

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow. La. It’s a Must See!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Houmas House Plantation 1

Houmas House Plantation and pond

     The Houmas House Plantation is a must see for all people visiting South Louisiana.  It takes a lot to impress me. It blew me away from the House, to the guide, to the gardens and the cafe. it was well worth the price and the time. Its on River Road not far from Highway 44 near Sorrento.

     The home was completed in 1828 and at one time grew to over 300,000 acres. It was a sugar plantation. Kevein Kelly bought the plantation and in 2003 and it now sparkles along the Mississippi River.

     Lots of movies were shot on location. From Bette Davis to Cicely Tyson, Chevy Chase, James Franciscus, Susan Lucci, and others, Houmas House has complimented the work of stars. The most famous was “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte”.

Houmas House Guide

Houmas House Porch

Houmas Plantation Tree

Houmas House Plantation Pond and Lights

Oak Alley Plantation, A Beautiful Place to Visit…Up The Mississippi River to Vacherie from New Orleans

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Oak Ally Plantation 1

     The Oak Alley Plantation sits on the Mississippi River about an hours drive to Vacherie, Louisiana from New Orleans. The Greek Revival Plantation was constructed in 1837-1839.  What makes it famous is the 300 year old oak trees that lead from the front door to the Mississippi River about a quarter of a mile away.

    You will always remember the photos that you take at the Oak Alley Plantation Rain or Shine. You may even remember seeing the Plantation is several movies.

      Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as Interview with a VampirePrimary Colors, and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives.

Oak Ally Porch

Oak Ally in the rain...

Oaks at Oak Alley Plantation