This was shot during the August meetup, but I procrastinated on getting the film developed.
I think we have one of the prettiest state capitol buildings, but I really like Art Deco architecture. It’s the tallest, too.
Huey Long’s memorial. He was assassinated inside the building and the bullet holes are still in the wall. Louisianans revere his memory, which I find hilarious because they’d never vote for him today. From his Wikipedia page:
Long is best known for his Share Our Wealth program, created in 1934 under the motto “Every Man a King.” It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions.
He was also a corrupt son of a bitch, but because of him Louisiana was actually a lot better off during the Great Depression than many other parts of the country–hell, probably better off than we are now.