Blogger’s Note: There are many unique and wonderful architectural moments in New Orleans, but one of this blogger’s favorites is the “Pagoda House” on Napoleon Avenue. Quite of a mystery to unravel as to whom the original owner might be as well as the inspiration to reference traditional Japanese architecture. (Above): 2037 Napoleon Avenue, also
Blogger’s Note: It is of interest to Albany Woodworks as to where we source our Cypress from. Since 1976, Richard Woods, Owner and CEO of Albany Woodworks, has built a reputation of knowing that story. The story of Louisiana Cypress. This series explores the rich history of craftsmanship and the vibrant lumber industry of Louisiana,
Blogger’s Note: The Woods family traveled to St. Francisville, Louisiana this past weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day in the town’s Historic District. The visit included a tour of the areas historic homes, a lovely meal at Magnolia Cafe, and a walk through the traditional Japanese Gardens at Imahara’s Botanical Garden. From the National Parks
Blogger’s Note: Two stories converge to explain this off-shoot of the Atchafalaya Basin, in the heart of a 1900s southern college campus. Cypress Grove is uniquely tied to the history of University of Louisiana and to the area. From The Vermilion, April 2002 article History of Cypress Lake Branches In Two Different Directions: “LOUISIANA La.
Blogger’s Note: Known colloquially as the “Acadian Creation Story,” the Legend of Evangeline is primary to Louisiana Cajun culture. Her legacy, passed down for generations, is one of mystery and true love. Based on ‘le grand dérangement,’ the systematic dispersal of the Acadians out of Halifax, Nova Scotia by the British. Particularly the story of