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Look Through Any Window by Kate Adams

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This picture was taken in the parlour on the ground floor looking through the window when the tourists had left to walk around the gardens

Originally named Bon Sejour, Oak Alley was built in 1837-39 by George Swainey for Jacques Telesphore Roman, brother of Andre Roman who was twice governor of Louisiana. Joseph Pilie, Jacques Telesphore Roman’s father-in-law, was an architect and is thought to have provided the design of Oak Alley. Oak Alley’s most distinguishing architectural fea a full peripteral (free-standing) colonnade of 28 colossal Doric columns. Such plantation houses were once scattered along the Mississippi valley, though Oak Alley is probably the finest of those remaining. In 1866, Oak Alley was sold at auction to John Armstrong. Several owners followed Armstrong, and by the 1920s, the house was is in a state of deterioration. Andrew and Josephine Stewart purchased the property in 1925 and hired architect Richard Koch to conduct an extensive restoration. The pale pink of the plastered columns and walls and the blue green of the louvered shutters and gallery railing were color choices of Mrs. Stewart at that time. Square in plan, the interior has a central hall from front to rear on both floors. At each end of both halls the doors have broad fanlights and sidelights framed with slim, fluted colonnettes. Rooms at the first floor rear were partitioned and adapted to modern uses at the time of restoration in the 1920s.
credits History of South Eastern Louisiana.

Nikon D200 & Nikon 18-200mm lens

Comments

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous,

  • Thank you so much Scott:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Tina Longwell
    Tina Longwellover 5 years ago

    Wow! Great shot!

  • Thanks so much Tina, always appreciate your comments:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegover 5 years ago

    Kate, you are one good peeping Tom…..excellent work!

  • As soon as they say I can’t take a picture inside the house I go to plan B and peek through the window -thank you for your kind comments:))

    – Kate Adams

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    very pretty shot, Kate

  • Thank you so much Luda:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you so much Rick:))

    – Kate Adams

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago

    Excellent work

  • Thanks so much Tony – what a place to hang my hat:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaover 5 years ago

    A stunning image Kate. Nicely done. Len

  • Thank you so much Len – care to join me in the dining room? there is enough room for all, 12 seater table, show you tomorrow:))

    – Kate Adams

  • wildrider58
    wildrider58about 5 years ago

    A stunning image. Kate

  • Thank you so much Gary:))

    – Kate Adams

  • emmy2
    emmy2about 5 years ago

    WOW this is totally awesome!!!

  • Thanks for the fave and lovely comments Victoria – so glad you like it:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot and history, Kate. Fantastic wood work…wow! :)Karen

  • Thanks for the lovely comments Karen

    – Kate Adams

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