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16 Stunning Pictures of Louisiana Remind Why it’s the Best State

John Ghost

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Louisiana is one of the most photogenic states in the country. From the bayous to the historical cities, there is so much to see and do. Here are 16 pictures of Louisiana that don’t do the state true justice but they’ll give you a taste of the beauty.

The Countryside

Lakeview, New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Bryan Quigley
Lakeview, New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Bryan Quigley

Dawn in Louisiana is absolutely breathtaking. The sunlight gleaming through the morning mist creates one of the most picturesque landscapes.

Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana - Photo by Cary Jones Crawford
Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana – Photo by Cary Jones Crawford

Louisiana is known for a lot of things, especially its gorgeous historical plantations.

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Photo by ap0013
Aerial shot of Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Photo by ap0013

Baton Rouge is the capital and it is truly stunning. From beautiful bridges to lovely city parks, Baton Rouge is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in Louisiana.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Photo by Onasill - Bil Badzo
Capital building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Photo by Onasill – Bil Badzo

This state capitol building in Baton Rouge also serves as an example of unique architecture.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Photo by F. Tronchin
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Photo by F. Tronchin

Old government buildings still stand impressively in Baton Rouge.

New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Matthias Harbers
New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Matthias Harbers

The city of New Orleans is, of course, the most popular city in Louisiana for many reasons. This is a shot from a good distance.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Bryan Quigley
New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Bryan Quigley

Jackson Square is a remarkably beautiful location in New Orleans. It marks the Battle of New Orleans when Andrew Jackson and troops defeated the British and ended The War of 1812.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Bryan Quigley
New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Bryan Quigley

Another perspective of Jackson Square with the Andrew Jackson statue in silhouette.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Diana Robinson
New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Diana Robinson

This is Exchange Alley within the French Quarter of New Orleans.

New Orleans, Lousiana - Photo by Ken Lund
Classic New Orleans, Lousiana city street – Photo by Ken Lund

The famous Bourbon Street is full of great shops, bars, and restaurants.

New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans City Park is extraordinarily beautiful. Year-round the park holds amazing celebrations.

New Orleans City Park – Photo by AJ Schroetlin
Photo by Paul Broussard
New Orleans City Park – Photo by Paul Broussard
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

Cemeteries

Lafayette Cemetery #1 in New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Kathy Hicks
Lafayette Cemetery #1 in New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Kathy Hicks

Above-ground cemeteries in Louisiana are also very awesome to venture into. Because they look like cities of the dead!

St. Louis Cemetery #3 in New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo by Denis Martin
St. Louis Cemetery #3 in New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo by Denis Martin

As I was saying these pictures of Louisiana are great but there is so much more to see in the state. To truly represent the beauty of Louisiana justly, it’s best if you like the When In Louisiana Facebook page.

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