Houmas House Reflections
Plantation country around New Orleans offers a peek into a period in American history that was both glamorous (rich plantations and massive estates) and reprehensible (slavery). We had an opportunity to spend the night at one very beautiful plantation, the Houmas House Historic Plantation. Walking around the estate grounds at night, we came across this amazing reflection of the mansion. The seats from a wedding earlier in the afternoon sat empty and the grounds were quiet. Not even a light breeze stirred the trees or water.