A Glimpse of Baton Rouge and LaPlace Louisiana

Mississippi riverfront in Baton Rouge, LA.

We started the day in a swamp, and moved on to view a museum of rural life, the biggest Antebellum plantation, and the Lousiana state museum in and around Baton Rouge today. A group of 27 writers, we enjoyed getting to know each-other with little time to dawdle.

Mississippi riverfront in Baton Rouge, LA.
Mississippi riverfront in Baton Rouge, LA.
Gators' age is determined by how long they are, 3' equals three years.
Gators’ age is determined by how long they are, 3′ equals three years.
An anahinga dries its wings in the Manshack Swamp.
An anahinga dries its wings in the Manshack Swamp.
The White ballroom, painted this color so as not to distract from the colorful women's dresses at Nottoway Plantation.
The White ballroom, painted this color so as not to distract from the colorful women’s dresses at Nottoway Plantation.
Lousiana State Museum:It cost just $15 million but Jefferson's deal with Napoleon came out to be about 4 cents an acre!
It cost just $15 million but Jefferson’s deal with Napoleon came out to be about 4 cents an acre!
A raccoon along the riverbank in the swamp.
A raccoon along the riverbank in the swamp.
Capt Tom Billiot shows off one of the local critters in Manshack Swamp. LaPlace LA
Capt Tom Billiot shows off one of the local critters in Manshack Swamp. LaPlace LA
Old State House in Baton Rouge.
Old State House in Baton Rouge.
Nottoway Plantation in White Castle LA
Nottoway Plantation in White Castle LA
Rural Life Museum at LSU, Baton Rouge.
Rural Life Museum at LSU, Baton Rouge.
Egret in the Manshack swamp.
An egret in the swamp.
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