The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Baton Rouge

A few weeks ago I was at the Old State Capitol with some friends from Tampa. In case you are unfamiliar with Baton Rouge’s downtown, their convention center or River-center is located next to the Town Square, City Hall, 19th Judicial Court House, Shaw Center for the Arts, and the Gothic revival Old State capitol (where we started our tour). Now I have been into this area of the city before, alas, not expecting much I did not bring my camera. However, after the first trip I realized that this area had a lot more then I expected and from then on out I vowed to bring my camera the next opportunity I had.

To put it in short “The opportunity was there” as my friend would say. So after our tour was complete I decided to walk around the area and took pictures. This post will mainly be filled with pictures so enjoy! Before the picture show commences I would like to say that this entire area is probably BR’s biggest selling points for their downtown, as you will see in the pictures it is truly in the cities heart and contains lush landscaping and beautiful works of art that entertain and inspire. So without further adieu welcome to the North Boulevard Town-square…

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The piece above is located in the squares water area. When I was there many kids were playing in the area.

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This is the squares (and I would argue the downtown’s) main feature. It’s called the crest and is a beautiful work of art. It also serves as a stage for the various events that occur downtown year round.

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These next few shots (and the one above) are my favorites, it really shows the cities skyline in a way that pictures from the river can’t and the cities urban/youthful feel.

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Well that about does it for the nice pictures I took during my travels. I hope to do more for different parts of the city (the bad and the ugly) along with other cities that I travel to. Thanks for reading and joining the revolution.

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2 thoughts on “The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Baton Rouge

  1. You’re speaking my truth. I tell this to everyone who isn’t familiar with Downtown BR–mostly locals…

    I run up Repentance Park every other day for exercise, but I’ve been obsessed with Downtown for the past couple of years, specifically City Hall. As stated before, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I love and miss home, but my new home of the past ten years gives me goosebumps every time I think about it. Downtown Baton Rouge never gets old, and is one of my favorite areas to film and photograph.

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