omni-pizza:

So here’s a pretty cool plantation in Sunset, Louisiana.  It was built in 1831 by Hypolite Chretien, a hard-working man who was financially successful.  During the war of 1812, Hypolite met Jean Lafitte, which became a thriving friendship years later. Lafitte, a pirate and smuggler, used the plantation to do inland business away from the Mississippi river. Because of this, there are legends of buried treasure on the property.  The house was the site of The Battle of  Buzzard’s Prairie during the Civil War.  As northern troops marched up to the house with intent to burn it to the ground, it is said that the house was spared because Hypolite gave the secret Masonic sign.  Another cool persona of Chretien Point was Hypolite’s wife, Felicité.  She was a boss who ran the 10,000 acre plantation on her own after Hypolite passed away.  She also crushed gender roles of the time; she often went to  New Orleans unchaperoned,  she wore pants, rode her horse astride, and after she was married, and she played poker and smoked cigars with Hypolite and his friends at night.  One night, after the Civil War and after her husband’s passing, Felicité heard horses riding up to her house in the middle of the night.  She came down the beautiful ramp staircase, with jewelry in one hand and her pistol in the other, not sure what she would find.  Before she could round the corner, she saw a man coming up the stairs.  She held out her fistful of jewelry, as if to entice the robber, and as soon as her got close enough, she she shot him between the eyes.  The gunshot scared the rest of his crew.  Feliciteé armed her servants to stay posted the rest of the night.  There is still the bloodstain from this incident on the 11th step of the stairway. If this story sounds familiar, it’s because it was retold in the movie, Gone With The Wind. The staircase was replicated for the movie.  There is also a story of a young girl drowning in the bayou behind the house, but I have found nothing on the subject.  Some of the ghosts said to haunt the plantation include the pirate shot by Felicité, Civil War soldiers, and even the girl who only appears by the fish pond at 12 noon.  It still stands today and there used to be historical tours given, but it has since been purchased and is now privately owned.  So sad to think a plantation with such rich history is possibly not being respected.
houndeye:

Tyler D. Graffam
tylerdgraffam:

void
16x16” oil on paper
Insane drawings by James Drake in New Orleans
juxtapozmag:

Submission:Flesh Study (Cynthia Lynch)2013oil on canvas30”x40”Jacob Broussard

zandalarian:

me at an expensive 5-star restaurant: i’ll have the chicken tenders

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Quick 45 min warm ups, my grandparents during the 1940s #art #artist #jacobbroussard #paint #painter #painting #artcollective #instaart #draw #drawing
alexjackson:

Pretty much done with this one

thegreatphysician:

She won’t stop grinning now

'Til I hear the sound
The church bells rang so I sat down
(Down the only road I know)
I keep cool, like a fool
With a stitched mouth
Drank some wine so I’d pass out
And hidden within the truth was a lie
That keeps all your memories alive

One day you’ll see me on parade
Losing all my faith
It is cool, it is fine, I don’t mind
At all, my love
But when are you coming home?

You got my back against the wall
My feet off the floor
You look at me and I feel yellow
You said everything would change
But it all looks the same
You can’t run from your thoughts

One day you’ll see me on parade
Losing all my faith
It is cool, it is fine, I don’t mind
At all, my love
But when are you coming home?

Cause I won’t wait for you
If the gods don’t want me to
And I won’t wait for you
If the gods don’t want me to

Cause I’ve got you
Like a tattoo
On my body, on my body
Cause I’ve got you
Like a tattoo
On my body, on my body

I’m happy for you
I’m happy for you
I’m happy for you
I’m happy for you
I’m happy for you
I’m happy for you

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deadsymmetry:

paolo maggis

love-nola:

New Orleans: Cajun vs. Creole

marriottintl:

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Cajun vs. Creole Louisiana Food - An infographic by the team at Marriott Louisiana Hotels

Cajun or Creole: Big Easy Cooking

New Orleans cooking is as famous is its rich musical heritage. There are few places in the world where you can taste better food than in New…

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