From Miami we flew to New Orleans, where we explored the French Quarter. We also took a drive down to the bayou, seeking a deeper understanding for the local culture, history, scents, sounds, sights and sensations. The Madewood Plantation Greek Revival style plantation home, on the Bayou La Fourche looked impressively pristine from the road,
but what I really loved seeing was the rich patina and all of the ancient details, particularly in the iron work, that hinted at the history of this marvelous mansion.
The Spanish Moss draping from all of the trees gave the estate a marvelousy~eerie edge,
I'm thinking I need to incorporate this look into the Halloween decor next year, what do you think?
The thick bayou air fosters lush, green surroundings.
I wish I could play a soundtrack of the bird calls and cricket songs that were playing
and somehow share the heavy, herbaceous scents we took in while exploring the grounds.
The buildings, especially the out buildings on the estate have surely seen many changes over the years.
In addition to touring the house and grounds, one can stay, safe and sound, in the manor house, furnished with English antiques and wake to a hearty plantation breakfast. HERE is a very informative review from a previous guest.
This open gate was a little inviting, but somehow I just couldn't manage to step into the family resting ground we found at the very back of the property.
However, I did walk away with some notions on upping the level of lush for next years Halloween graveyard.
More from French Quarter, just a 75 mile drive away, coming soon.