255/366 | Louisiana Capitol

September 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Things are settling down around here, finally. The sky was so pretty, I decided to head back downtown to get a photo of the Louisiana Capitol Building. Talk about history! Huey P. Long, running for governor in 1928, wanted a new capitol building constructed and used it as part of his campaign. It's a 34-story 450 foot tall Alabama limestone-clad skyscraper. It is the tallest capitol building in the U.S. The simplified Art Deco style was popular for monumental buildings in the late 1920s.

When the building was completed, Long was in D.C. serving as a senator at the time. Ironically, he was assassinated inside the building he pushed to have built, on September 10, 1935. He is buried on the grounds with a monument of his likeness facing the capitol. Today I noticed a spray of flowers on his grave and a note which read: "Remembering you with love and gratitude...Your Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren."

This was shot in front of Huey Long's monument. An english garden surrounds the front of the capitol, thus also surrounding Huey Long's burial place. Today the zinnias were really showing off, so I tried to get them into the picture too.

My thoughts are with my family in Oregon on high alert because of the fires, and all those who lost their lives or faced trauma on 9/11/01. Well, I guess we were all traumatized by that horrific day.

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
         And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
         And give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

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40mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 1/400 sec


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