Just what is “Cajun Country”? Well, it’s that large cultural area in the State of Louisiana known as Acadiana, a name derived from French- Canadian “Acadians or in French “Acadiens”. These Acadiens were exiled from their homeland of Acadia in Nova Scotia in the 1700’s and relocated to this region of Louisiana. Early Indians, Spanish immigrants, African slaves, Caribbean Creoles, some Germans and a handful of others also settled throughout the area. It’s the mixture of these peoples that created the rich and unique culture of south Louisiana.
Twelve days were spent traveling around and learning about Acadiana and also touring another area of south Louisiana known as the River Road famous for many old and interesting plantations. The photographs are intended to show the charm, history, and natural beauty of “Cajun Country”.