Oak Alley

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The famous 3 century-old alley of 28 oaks in front of the majestic 1840s plantation

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Comments (12)

Don Z on April 5, 2014

Excellent capture!!! «LIKE» Best regards from Don Z

Jean2009 on April 6, 2014

Véritablement magnifique

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on April 6, 2014

Thank you Don and Jean for your visit and kind comment

Jean2009 on April 14, 2014

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.

Jean2009 on April 19, 2014

Trouvé sur Wikipedia 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.

Jean2009 on April 19, 2014

Toujours de Wikipedia

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.

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on April 19, 2014

Thank you, Jean for these interesting comments.

Pom' Angers on April 24, 2014

2* 3 :^)

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on May 4, 2014

Merci, Pom!

Unda J. on August 27

that's really beautiful trees. great view!

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on August 27

Hello Unda! Really happy you like. This is a really cool place to visit when in LA. Thank you for your kind comment.

Unda J. on August 28

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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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 4, 2014
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean-Marc Zaninetti
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FH25
    • Taken on 2014/03/01 21:27:06
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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