During our trip to New Orleans, we visited two of the most famous plantations - Oak Alley and Laura. Both have been great memory to us.
“In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume.”
- Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
Oak Alley plantation has hosted many movie production, including the classic "Interview with the Vampire". It is indeed the perfect demonstration of the charming and exotic Cajun heritage. The long, oak-canopied boulevard is beyond stunning and almost sublime.
The facade and interior of mansion are just as gorgeous.
The vast farmland looks like a Constable painting, under the ever-changing shape of cloud.
Our next stop, Laura plantation, tells a fuller story of the age before Emancipation Proclamation.
It retained the original living space for servers, where descendent surprisingly lived there until 70s.
Laura, although approached the southern history in a very different style, also has the dreamy natural view.
The beauty is beyond expectation. New Orleans greeted us with a wonderful first impression.