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Old July 16th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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The Capitol of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE

The Capitol Building built during the Great Depression in 1930-32 stands 34 stories and 450 feet tall. Still the tallest state capitol in the U.S.
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Huey P. Long - The Kingfish
The powerful Governor and U.S. Senator who ruled Louisiana with an iron fist is buried beneath his statue.
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49 steps form the Grand Staircase toward the entrance to the Capitol of Louisiana. Each step has the name of a state and the year of its admission into the Union - with Alaska and Hawaii sharing stair number 49.
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Capitol Grounds
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View from the top of the Capitol steps
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Looking South from the Observation Deck
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The Port of Baton Rouge and the Mighty Mississippi River
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Looking North
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The giant Exxon refinery at Baton Rouge - one of the world's largest.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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nice city. i think it looks empty though
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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Excellent pictures. The Capitol itself is magnificent as well, not the typical capitol look, thank God for that.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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Excellent pictures. The Capitol itself is magnificent as well, not the typical capitol look, thank God for that.
Thanks, I've always loved the architecture of the Capitol Building.

Mieze, I passed through town early on Sunday morning. I think everyone was still sleeping.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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Awesome thread! The photos are top quality

Did you see the old capitol building or take any pictures of that? When i was there it was still in scaffolding though im not sure if its still in it. The building from pictures looked amazing though!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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Those refineries are disgusting. Why do have to be so close to the city center, that is just wrong and especially careless? It is like placing a toilet in your foyer. Humans are ruining the planet at rapid speed. They don't call it Cancer Alley for nothing.

One of my good friends is a teacher from LSU. she moved from Seattle to Baton Rouge. She loves it. Well... she really loves New Orleans is thrilled to be in Lousiana. She is from LA originally.

The Mississippi River is a cesspool of toxins. Quite the evil river, especially below Memphis.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #7
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really nice! the buildings downtown are so spread out, though.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 06:21 AM   #8
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Art Deco really needs to come back into style. I love that building!!!!!
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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #9
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Great shots of downtown. You can 2 City Place going up in the background. There is also a small highrise corridor on Essen Lane a few miles east from downtown. The huge refinery is the Exxon refinery in north Baton Rouge. It is the 2nd largest refinery in the nation. The Shaw Group...one of Louisiana's few Fortune 500 companies is headquartered in Baton Rouge. They have a nice tower on Essen Lane.

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Old July 19th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #10
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Nice city but it seems like a ghost town
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Old July 20th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #11
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Fantastic photos!
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Old July 20th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #12
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It seems very pharaonic
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Old July 20th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #13
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Nice shots...philadweller, the MS River isn't as polluted as you make it seem. There are issues with fertilizers in the River at certain times of the year, but, anyone can go fishing in the MS River, just about anywhere, catch catfish and bring it home to cook. The river is not unsafe for swimming because of pollutants. The current is a certain killer, but, the water isn't known to be dirty. It is the source of New Orleans drinking water, as well, as many other cities. Of course the water is treated, but, it is very good water and it is the water that I drink. It's what comes out the front of my freezer.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #14
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Very nice
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the pics make the city look better than it is, no?
testament to the talent of the photgrapher
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