Tag: art

Southern Snapshots: Central School Arts & Humanities Center

    This treasure, the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, is located at 809 Kirby Street in Lake Charles. They don’t make schools like this anymore. Notice the marked “Girls” entrance to the school; this was built in 1912 when boys and girls were separated during school. Now it houses a variety of local businesses and Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Dave McCarty’s LSU Gator

  We are so excited about this Gator on the Geaux because we were able to talk with the man behind the Gator, Dave McCarty! He owns the insurance office where the Gator stands and just so happened to be inside the Sunday we stopped by to take our pictures. He told us the Gator Read More

Fearless Finds: The Art-o-mat

Some of our best finds are ones that we literally stumble upon while out on our adventures, and this might be my favorite all-time random find! It’s called an Art-o-mat, and this one is located on the second floor of the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in Lake Charles. Art-o-mats are retro cigarette machines Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Cajun Country Gator

Another Gator on the Geaux down! This work of art can be found in the Lake Charles Civic Center right when you walk into the front entrance. Perfectly named “Cajun Country Gator,” this one features just about everything that we love about the Lake Charles area from the beautiful skyline to the nature surrounding the Read More

Pelicans on Parade #3: Oak Tree & Spanish Moss

So after finding the first two Pelicans, we started driving around looking for more. It didn’t take long before we spotted this beautiful piece on St. Mary Boulevard in front of a Coldwell Banker office. We didn’t want to disturb the landscaping around it, so I just leaned over for the pic!       Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #2 & Gator on the Geaux “Clotile”

We were super excited to find the beautiful Clotile inside the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau! As our fourth Gator on the Geaux to feature, Clotile is definitely a Lake Charles treasure. The people of SWLA even had a hand in naming her, and I love that they chose a Cajun name! We were Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #3: Jesta-Gator

I’m really excited to share the story behind finding this Gator on the Geaux! JestaGator is hanging out just outside the door of Dr. Lee Monlezun, Jr. at 801 Bayou Pines West, right off Lake Street. We found him the night mom and I teamed up with Myron and Jacob to do some nighttime gator Read More

Fearless Finds: Imperial Calcasieu Museum

  Did you know there is a history museum in Lake Charles? I sure didn’t until a few years ago when I saw the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on a list of extra credit opportunities for one of my college classes, and I enjoyed it so much I knew I had to head back and share Read More

Bilbo Cemetery & the Millennium Statue

Our favorite way to find new and exciting ideas for the blog is to just drive around and see where the city brings us! This is how we discovered the amazing Millennium Statue of Jesus Christ. Once we spotted it through the trees, we had to get a closer look! The statue is in Bilbo Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #2: Gris Gris Gator

  Look at our latest gator find! It’s Gris Gris Gator!! When we first started researching and looking for Gators on the Geaux we found a picture of this voodoo lady gator, and we were crossing our fingers she was still around somewhere! Then, on a misty night, we loaded up in Myron’s truck with Read More

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