Friday, December 21, 2012

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana, Festival of Lights 2012. A neon fleur-de-lis and its reflection in the Cane River Lake (derived from the Red River). 

Natchitoches sounds like nakk-it-tesh, or nak-it-tush, or nak-ih-tash, depending on the regional speaker and one's regional hearing. Not to be confused with Nacogdoches, Texas, or Natchez, Mississippi (or Natchez, Louisiana, for that matter), though all of these places retain the name stamps of their First Nation inhabitants.

The Catholic basilica in Natchitoches (Immaculate Conception). 

This was my third jaunt to this historic locale; first time was in the 1980s.

Today's Rune: Journey.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I have been there but it's been a while.