This week’s photo of the week comes to us from New Orleans, Louisiana. OK, so not strictly in New Orleans (it’s about an hour’s drive), but how could you come to Louisiana and not visit a plantation house? There are a large number of options around the New Orleans area but after a decent amount of research I choose to visit Oak alley which is one seriously photogenic plantation house! The guided tours are really informative and conducted in period dress. Sure, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it provides a little insight in to the history of slavery, the regional sugar industry that lined the Mississippi and the grandeur that the elite classes experienced (for film buffs you can also learn more about the multitudes of movies shot here). The Oak Alley website (http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/) provides a handy list of transportation providers who will whisk you from downtown New Orleans to the plantation if you don’t happen to have a rental car.