Monday, July 6, 2009

Callin' Baton Rouge

Last Friday, Sarah and I traveled outside the lovely town of Lafayette to visit Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge. It was July 3rd, we had the day off, and so did everyone else it seems. We found the capitol buildings were closed. Here are some pictures, I took some from the outside.

The inside of the Old Capitol Building....

The outside of the Old Capitol Building... quite the Midieval Citadel... I looked but found no trace of a moat.

The New Capitol Building built by Huey Long in the 1930s. It's quite beautiful on the inside. Very 30s esque.

The drive to Baton Rouge is almost 50% on water. As you can see, the highway is on a bridge that lasts about 20-30 miles. I'm not sure what the exact term is, but it's swamp-like water, bayou-esque, and quite lovely. The trees are lush and green and the water (at least from far away) is serene and pretty. Sarah and I want to try canoe-ing but the (small) threat of gators leaves us apprehensive.
This chandelier is from an old building in the downtown of Baton Rouge. We stopped in a Community Coffee House (CC's), which is more popular than Starbuck's, to get refreshments and use the restroom.

The hallway to the bathroom.

The bathroom is inside the "Safe Deposit" room, which also housed a large safe.

Some pictures from the outside of the Citadel, erm...Old Capitol Building.

The New Capitol:

Downtown Baton Rouge:

Hopefully we will be able to go back soon when the museums and tours are actually open! And hopefully it won't be sooooooo hot!

1 comment:

Sarah Smith said...

We are definitely going back! And you will have the Baton Rouge song on your ipod... ;)