Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the only state bounded by the Caribbean Sea to its east. This municipality is close to Chetumal (capital of the state) on the border with Belize.
Space debris sitting on the beach
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Goff's Caye is a small island off the shore of Belize City, Belize. It is situated north of the English Channel and is 1.2 acres (4,900 m2) of sandy land. It sits right on the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef with waters to the south and east being only 0.6 to 3 metres deep.
Goff's Caye is one of the few small islands in Belize that is not privately owned.
The reef off Goff's Caye is considered to be one of the best representatives of a healthy reef system. The area to the northwest of the Caye is known to be a foraging area for sea turtles.
Friday, April 15, 2016
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Friday, March 25, 2016
Oak Alley Plantation is a historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the community of Vacherie, Louisiana. Oak Alley is named for its distinguishing visual feature, an alley, created by a double row of southern live oak trees about 800 feet (240 meters) long, planted in the early 18th century — long before the present house was built. The tree avenue runs between the home and the River.
The Bon Séjour plantation, as Oak Alley was originally named, was established to grow sugarcane in 1830.
The Big House was a gift from a wealthy Creole sugar planter to his bride. It took three years to complete (1837 to 1839) and was constructed primarily by slave labor. Most of the basic building materials were found or manufactured on the plantation with finishing details imported from other parts of the United States and Europe.
Names of slaves
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Laura Plantation is a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana. Formerly known as Duparc Plantation, it is significant for its early 19th-century Créole-style raised big house and several surviving outbuildings, including six slave cabins. It is one of only 15 plantation complexes in Louisiana with this many complete structures.
Registry of slaves, May 1808
Years etched into the fence posts