The famous 3 century-old alley of 28 oaks in front of the majestic 1840s plantation
Excellent capture!!! «LIKE» Best regards from Don Z
Thank you Don and Jean for your visit and kind comment
Cette allée d'arbres est vraiment extraordinairement majestueuse. La combinaison avec la superbe façade blanche à colonnades est stupéfiante et les proportions sont parfaites pour impressionner le visiteur.
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Oak Alley Plantation is a historic plantation located on the Mississippi River in the community of Vacherie, Louisiana. It is protected as a National Historic Landmark. It is named after its distinguishing feature, an alley or canopied path created by a double row of live oaks about 800 feet (240 meters) long that was planted in the early 18th century, long before the present house was built. The alley runs between the house and the Mississippi River.
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Jacques and Celina Roman
The "Bon Séjour Plantation", as Oak Alley was originally named, was established to grow sugarcane by Valcour Aime when he purchased the land in 1830. Aime, known as the "King of Sugar," was one of the wealthiest men in the South. In 1836, Valcour Aime exchanged this piece of property with his brother-in-law Jacques Télesphore Roman for a plantation owned by Roman. The following year Jacques Roman began building the present mansion under the oversight of George Swainy and entirely with enslaved labor. The mansion was completed in 1839. Roman's father-in-law, Joseph Pilié, was an architect and probably designed the house.
Thank you, Jean for these interesting comments.
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that's really beautiful trees. great view!
Really happy you like. This is a really cool place to visit when in LA. Thank you for your kind comment.
I'm very slow with visiting my'pano-friends' galleries. I don't get the notification messages anymore when somebody of my followed pano memebers upload new pictures, so I miss it all.. :)
big old trees is one of my personal favourite subjects to photograph. its just not that easy to come across one :)
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Oak Alley Plantation
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