Monday, July 11, 2011

Shreveport Lagniappe

We spent this past weekend in Shreveport, Louisiana, one of our favorite places for a weekend "getaway."

Before we moved to Vicksburg, we lived in Bossier City (pronounced Boze'-zure) for five years, and we enjoy going back every now and then to visit some of our favorite places and restaurants, such as Herby K's, Superior Grill, and The Cub. Olive Street Bistro is our favorite Italian restaurant in Shreveport, but we ran out of time this trip.

We stayed at the new Courtyard Marriot which is located on the river, and I captured these pictures of the Shreveport skyline early Saturday morning.

Here's another picture I took later that morning from the River View Park on the other side of the river. You can see the Marriot in the background ...

I captured this picture of the beautiful Horseshoe Casino as we were crossing the old Highway 80 bridge, which spans the Red River near downtown Shreveport.

Shreveport is a beautiful and very interesting city, and a photographer's treasure trove of photographs just begging to be captured. I took hundreds of pictures over the weekend, and I'm looking forward to sharing some of them this week, especially this beautiful landmark — the AT&T building — which is literally a work of art. I can't wait to tell you its story.

4 comments:

racheld said...

What a lovely weekend, and I'm captivated by that mural---hope you'll post the story soon.

It's so much to take in---I love the history of it, and of course, anybody with a black skillet captures my interest.

Glad you had such a refreshing, relaxing time!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I would love to visit Shreveport...haven't been there! I look forward to the story!

Deb said...

I've only been there once and really enjoyed the sight seeing...all the old buildings...much better than the casinos...

Karen said...

Enjoyed looking at the very "familiar sites". Just have never slowed to take in all the architecture. I was there this past week to visit family, I'm from a small town about 30 min. south of Bossier. But, this is where we shopped for groceries & etc. when I lived there.I remembered the story about the steeple, we had already moved to MS, when this happened. Thanks for sharing.