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Oak Alley Plantation

A visit to NOLA wouldn’t be complete without a visit to historic Oak Alley Plantation

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Plantation Entrance

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Oak Alley was a sugar cane plantation and this is a bowl they used to make sugar

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Slave cabins

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These oaks are 300 years old!

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Main house

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Entrance

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Dining room. The device above the table is a fan operated by a slave pulling on the rope. The wealthy of New Orleans also used to import ice from Canada (imagine what it would take to get ice delivered from Canada in the 1800s !), it was very expensive.

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The owners used oversize silverware to show off their wealth

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The only original piece of furniture in the whole mansion is this crib

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The bedroom

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The main house has no windows, only doors

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Here it is, the famous Oak Alley!

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I just couldn’t get enough of it!

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The kitchen – it used to be outside of the main house

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Vintage car garage

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Another sugar bowl

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The graveyard

 

June 2013

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