The image below is from Oak Alley Plantation and it is of the bell that they used for mass communication: NOLA - Oak Alley Bell The bell was used to call the workers at the start of the day, lunch time and to signal the end of ...
We were told there were very few items in the home from the original owners but everything was from the same time period. I thought the rooms were actually very homey feeling....not like a museum at all. Our tour guide was wonderful....but, unfortunately, I can't remember her name. I loved listening to her southern accent! It was like she was telling us a story.... not giving us a history lecture.
Anyway, since it’s been so long since my last post, I figured I’d give you at least a little something. As such, here are some photos of aged structures, abandoned locations, and general roadside oddities from my state of Louisiana. Enjoy. Click on the images for a better full-view look.
Today we drove to Plantation Country and visited Oak Alley Plantation. Beautifully restored from its years of neglect we had an informative tour of the house and strolled around the grounds. The quarter mile alley of 300 year old Virginia Live Oaks is an outstanding sight. Sometime in the early 1700's an unknown settler planted an alley of 28 oaks in two equal rows spaced 80 feet apart leading to the Mississippi river.
I'm in love...I want to live there. I'm not used to being in the city and around people all the time so being at the plantation was like a breath of fresh air.... literally. Everything was starting to bloom and smelled so spring-like.
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