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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Comings and Goings

Hello, dear reader. My travels have slowed down a bit over the past few weeks, but I've still been out taking a few photos. I'm not sure when I'll be able to do another cohesive post, so I thought I'd tide you over with some miscellaneous stuff I've seen over the last month or two.

First, here are a few pictures I took in and around my home parish of Ascension Parish about two months ago. These first few are from the town on Donaldsonville.

formerly bank of ascension

donaldsonville building

donaldsonville fdl

“Art Bank”
"art bank"

tractors welcome you to donaldsonville


These next couple were taken in Iberville Parish on the same day. They were right next door to each other, and look like replicas of famous River Road plantations. The first is clearly a replica of Oak Alley Plantation. I know the second one looks familiar but I can't place it. Perhaps one of my South Louisiana readers can help.

oak alley plantation doppelganger

everything new is old again

This is a little hidden gem tucked off River Road in Ascension Parish, seemingly abandonded.

hidden gem

abandoned quartet

These next few were seen along LA-3127, primarily in St. James Parish.


You can find out more about the picture below here.

roadside/bayouside memorial

I saw these sugarcane trailers near the road in St. Martin Parish.

waiting for sugarcane

A whimsical (South-Louisiana-related) photo taken in our pantry as I was working on macro shots. My wife asked why I was taking pictures in the pantry. There's really no good answer for something like that.


These next few were taken in Napoleonville, in St. John Parish. Napoleonville probably warrants a more detailed post somewhere down the line.

christ episcopal church sign

christ episcopal walkway

christ episcopal church bell

E.D. White Historical Site, located near Thibodaux. (More information here.)

ed white historic site

Neat building in Napoleonville.

cajun corner cafe


These next few were taken a couple weekends ago at my in-laws' camp at Flase River, in Point Coupee Parish. False River is an oxbow lake – formerly part of the Mississippi River that cut itself off. The first couple are of a charismatic duck that had laid her eggs in the yard right next to the bulkhead.

protective mother

stay back, mother at work

duck eggs

Practicing macro again...

fleur en jarreau

An abandoned pier on False River.

abandoned pier

Have I mentioned that LSU is a pretty big deal here? At some point I will get over to campus and do a post about it.

geaux chaise

Next couple are Ascension Parish again.

hot boiled crawfish

This one makes me sad. Alligator Bayou Tours was a jewel of Ascension Parish. You can read about the controversy that forced its closing here.

for sale

Manchac Road, which runs through the Spanish Lake basin.

manchac road

ford in bloom

Now in Iberville Parish.

bayou paul colored school waymark

bayou paul colored school

To wrap up our little excursion, here is a house I photographed last weekend near St. Gabriel.


abandonded in iberville

That's it for now, but I received my Father's Day present early (below, along with a tripod generously lent by my lovely mother-in-law), so keep your eyes peeled for better and better photography in the near future.

father's day arrives early

1 comment:

  1. As usual, great stuff. I'm bummed that I never got a chance to go on the Alligator Bayou Tour.