Nov 09

Daily Pics: The Sugar Palace

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

Ankles were quite the thing back in the day. Seeing them on a lady meant one of two things – a pistol duel at dawn, or marriage. So walking up stairs was a logistical nightmare. Men had to head up first or be trusted to avert their eyes honorably. How the last couple of hundred years has changed our ideas of modesty, fashion, beauty and manners. Since the days of the sugar palace (aka Houmas House) very little is off limits. Thank goodness as sandles really don’t look good with socks!

Baby sleeping in star fish position

Starfish napping

 

Baby in play chair with fruit

Baby led weaning fruit fest

 

Lilly pads

Gorgeous gardens at Houmas House

 

Baby in car seat smiling

The little Yankee taking it all in

 

Houmas house

The sugar palace

 

Southern belle at Houmas house

The southern belle

 

Houmas house dining room

Exquisite dining

 

Baby and grandpa sitting

Resting weary legs

 

Baby tickles

Belly laughs in the garden

 

Factory

Banks of the Mississippi once lined with plantations are now filled with industry

 

Man filing up at gas pump

After dinner left Baby Boy O with the grandparents and went in search of Walmart. Failed miserably.

 

Yesterday’s post: Louisiana Plantations

Tomorrow’s post:

 

 

 

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