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This Unique Attraction In Louisiana Is An Absolute Must-Visit Louisiana

When you think of New Orleans visions of Bourbon Street chaos and French Quarter beauty come to mind. But New Orleans has so much more to offer. In particular is the spectacular and magical New Orleans City Park. The 1,300 acre park opened to the public in 1854, making it one of the oldest city parks in the country.

New Orleans City Park - Photo by AJ Schroetlin

New Orleans City Park – Photo by AJ Schroetlin

Year round there are attractions at the park that rival just about any other city park I’ve ever seen. Concerts, holiday events, nature outings, photography gatherings, you name it.

Here are a few amazing shots of events that go one at the park as well as just simple serene beauty on any given day.

Photo by Bryan Quigley

Photo by Bryan Quigley

The afternoon sunlight shines a lovely glow upon the park in the picture above.

Peristyle, City Park Lagoon, City Park, New Orleans - Photo by Len Blanks The Peristyle, located in City Park, was built by Andry & Bendernagel in 1907, originally as a dancing pavilion. The Peristyle is a Neo-Classical structure with Ionic columns, guarded by four concrete lions. Colour infrared image taken with an IR-modified Nikon D70s.

Peristyle, City Park Lagoon, City Park, New Orleans – Photo by Len Blanks

The Peristyle was built by Andry & Bendernagel in 1907. It was originally a dancing pavilion. The Peristyle is a Neo-Classical structure with Ionic columns, guarded by four concrete lions.

Photo by Paul Broussard

Photo by Paul Broussard

The China Lights are absolutely stunning. The artistic creativity and beauty is mesmerizing to say the least.

Photo by Paul Broussard

Photo by Paul Broussard

Celebration in the Oaks is truly stunning and gorgeous!

Photo by Paul Broussard

Photo by Paul Broussard

The clouds look awesome in this photo of the Celebration in the Oaks!

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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