Embassy Suites Hotel Baton Rouge
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... 1. Had a lot of fun with camera as per usual.
Plus this is where some scenes from 'The Originals' were filmed.
We then jumped back on to the street car and got off again at Audubon Park. Ducks, geese and birds galore. So this day was jam packed full of graves and ducks.
We're off again! Today ...
... and I look up and low and behold I see a white horse with a girl riding bareback. I am not confident that my mind isn't playing tricks on me, but I ask Anne about it in the morning and she says that it's not uncommon, but usually there's a man riding it. Go figure! Let's just fulfill all the Texas stereotypes with two trucks in the driveway and people riding their horses everywhere, eh? The next day, at lunch we run into Martina, Dan's sister who kindly invites us over ...
... State Historic site. This is the site of the Oakley Plantation, where John James Audubon arrived in 1821 to serve as a tutor for the young lady of the house. This house is built in a style more typical for the islands in the west indies, with great shutters allowing ventilation along the outside gallery, but helping to keep sun (and bugs) away. It was interesting that in this house, ...
... gardens at Rosedown. The driveway to the house was lined with magnificent, moss draped cypress trees.
In the dining room at Rosedown we saw our first "shoo-fly" a cloth fan above the dining table with a pulley to swing back and forth and create a breeze for the diners, while keeping the flies at bay. I was surprised that screen windows were not yet invented! Amidst rooms which are still ...
... and Scoule del Rocco in afternoon
Day 18 May 27 T Venice: Visit St. Mark's, Palazzo Querini Stanpalia and Accademia; pack for Wednesday departure
Day 19 May 28 W Locarno: Water taxi to San Lucia Train Station at 630 am; train to Milano; train to Bellinzona, and train to Locarno; met at station by Luigi and Barbara and escorted to apartment- what a beautiful view of Lake Maggiore ...