Friday, May 14, 2010

Pakenham Oaks, New Orleans - Postcard Friendship Friday

Pakenham Oaks, New Orleans

Planted in 1762 by by PierreDenis Delaronde, who owned a plantation home on the property.
The home burned down in 1876, but the live oaks still line the road, which is now paved.

If you enlarge this, you can read the information about these beautiful and majestic live oak trees - and the Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812).

To see postcards from around the world, please visit Beth's blog "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy". Beth hosts the delightful Postcard Friendship Friday!

Happy PFF everybody!!!


  1. Clytie, I wish I had boxes with old postcards...
    How much do you pay per pound?
    Many (most?) other Goodwill stores don't accept/sell postcards, I guess.
    Best wishes!

  2. It looks like a nice shady place to hide from the summer heat.

  3. "Also know ans the cathedral of oaks" - I do like that!

  4. Howdy Clytie
    Happy PFF to you .
    This is a fabulous find .
    Those are the most magnificent trees and I love all the history that surrounds them!
    Thank you for sharing .
    Have a great weekend.
    Happy Trails

  5. Great trees! We had storms yesterday that broke a lot of trees in our area...very sad to see them all broken like that.

  6. Happy PFF, Clytie! The trees are wonderful! I'm glad they are still around! :)

  7. It would be interesting to see a before and after of this oak-lined road...

  8. What a fabulous postcard! I LOVE the oak trees. WOW! Happy PFF!