April 2017

Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans

Ever since Scarlett O'Hara I have wanted to see a plantation with my own eyes. So we drove an hour outside of New Orleans and arrived at Oak Alley Plantation. A historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, in the community of Vacherie. It was Spring Break time and it was very busy, but we didn't mind and bought tickets to go in which cost us 22 Dollars each. Oak Alley was once a sugarcane plantation and is named and famous for its remarkable visual feature. An alley of southern live oak trees, planted in the early 18th century, that runs between the home and the River. We discovered the Oak Alley story, explored the grounds, and joined the tour of the house where we learned about the people who lived there over the years. We also discovered that Oak Alley has been used as a filming location every now and then over the years and was, amongst others featured in "Interview with a Vampire". But what stayed with me most are these absolutely stunningly beautiful Oak trees. What a magnificent sight they are and I am so very happy that we chose this plantation for our visit. Absolutely worth it and the pictures we took are fantastic and a great memory for us.

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