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Offline UncleRando

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Downtown Baton Rouge
« on: March 03, 2008, 05:53:01 PM »
Baton Rouge didn't really tickle my fancy, but it is what it is.  Here is the downtown that has a few museums, lots of government buildings (capital of Louisiana) and a so-so street life.  Nothing to write home about...


1. I was surprised that this was the only bridge visible over the Mississippi in Baton Rouge.  Nothing special


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29. Downtown Baton Rouge!

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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 06:25:52 PM »
Nice shots of a very odd-looking landscape.

Your Atlanta and assorted southern cities threads always make me so greatful I was born in the gritty, industrial, (sometimes) gloomy north.

I'll take the rustbelt over the sunbelt everytime.

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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 07:17:28 PM »
Not as bad as I expected. :wink:
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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 07:17:55 PM »

29. Downtown Baton Rouge!


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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 10:24:20 PM »
Looks like an interesting enough place.  What's the castle-like building?
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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 10:31:29 PM »
Hey Rando, did you happen to notice if they were in the process of constructing the residential high-rise near the river when you were there? Supposed to be Baton's new tallest. When I went last year, it was just an empty gravel lot and a sign.

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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 10:36:53 PM »
Looks like an interesting enough place.  What's the castle-like building?

That's the old Louisiana State Capital (which I went to years ago).  I haven't been to Baton Rouge in a while but it looks the same, though I will say Po Boys > Subs.
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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 11:30:04 PM »
Looks interesting!
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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 11:31:00 PM »
Nothing to write home about...


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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 07:36:15 AM »
Hey Rando, did you happen to notice if they were in the process of constructing the residential high-rise near the river when you were there? Supposed to be Baton's new tallest. When I went last year, it was just an empty gravel lot and a sign.

There were two non-governmental projects that I noticed.  One was near the Roux place, it was a midrise and was underway.  The other looked larger and probably is what you're referring to, but it was nothing more than a sign.

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Re: Downtown Baton Rouge
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008, 11:15:00 PM »
Looks okay.  Thanks for sharing
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