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Snapshots

  1. anchored barges

    Snapshot Title: anchored barges
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    River barges are ganged together and anchored while awaiting tugs to push them up or down the Mississippi River.



  2. Interstate junction

    Snapshot Title: Interstate junction
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    I-10 from New Orleans splits at this point into I-110 which serves northern Baton Rouge and I-10 continues to the right to cross the bridge and head west to Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Houston.



  3. University Campus

    Snapshot Title: University Campus
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louisiana State University (LSU) campus at Baton Rouge has maintained a consistent architectural them of honey-brown brick buildings with red tile roofs, many of which are seen here. The domed bu...



  4. Tiger Stadium

    Snapshot Title: Tiger Stadium
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The football stadium at Louisiana State University (LSU) is known as "Death Valley" because, statistically, the LSU Tigers do well at home games. Having close to 90,000 vociferous fans cheering doesn...



  5. Old State Capitol

    Snapshot Title: Old State Capitol
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Like some fairy castle, the semi-gothic Old State Capitol building (built in 1849) is set proudly on one of the highest bluffs in Baton Rouge. This was the location of the tall red "stick" (Baton Rou...



  6. USS Kidd

    Snapshot Title: USS Kidd
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The USS Kidd, a de-commissioned naval destroyer, is docked at the Mississippi River as a permanent floating museum.



  7. riverboat casino

    Snapshot Title: riverboat casino
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Baton Rouge looking south from state capitol observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A draw for would-be riverboat gamblers, the Belle Rouge casino floats on. and occasionally plies, the Mississippi, albeit with a fake paddlewheel.