Photo tour: Louisiana

If your perception of Louisiana is limited to beads, blues and Bourbon Street, it’s time to look further and take a look at all the beauty the Pelican State has to offer. Celebrate the state’s 202nd birthday (April 30) with these beautiful photos of Louisiana.

 

A Mardi Gras mask from New Orleans (Image: Larry Johnson)

New A Mardi Gras mask from New Orleans (Image: Larry Johnson)

Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans (Image: Army Vet)

Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans (Image: Army Vet)

St. Charles Street Car, New Orleans (Image: waitscm)

St. Charles Street Car, New Orleans (Image: waitscm)

Saint Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, New Orleans (Image: gnalnad used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Saint Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, New Orleans (Image: gnalnad used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

An oak tree amid a patch of yellow wildflowers near Violet, Louisiana (Image: princedd)

An oak tree amid a patch of yellow wildflowers near Violet, Louisiana (Image: princedd)

Kayaking in Harrell Bayou (Image: finchlake2000)

Kayaking in Harrell Bayou (Image: finchlake2000)

Finch Lake, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

Finch Lake, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

A lighthouse in Hodges Garden State Park, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

A lighthouse in Hodges Garden State Park, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

Indian Creek Recreation Area, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

Indian Creek Recreation Area, Louisiana (Image: finchlake2000)

Grand Isle, Louisiana (Image: 23am.com)

Grand Isle, Louisiana (Image: 23am.com)

(Main image: StuSeeger)

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