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River Batture at Bonnet Carre Spillway
April 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

River Batture at Bonnet Carre' Spillway

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

I have a gallery titled Bonnet Carre' Spillway that explains why the structure is needed. I have not seen the wildflowers so prolific and beautiful as they are this year.
The water is still standing here because of the recent rise of the River. This is normally dry land. The word "batture" means land between the levee and the River and here the cement, wood and iron structure of the Spillway (this is not a bridge) serves as the levee.
The industrial building in the background is an electric generating plant in Montz, Louisiana.


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northstar3722-Apr-2005 21:50
the flood water must be very nutritious!
Scott Schexnaydre22-Apr-2005 20:00
Beautiful spring picture.
Robin Reid22-Apr-2005 18:38
Thanks for the lesson. Wonderful green and reflections here.
See Why See22-Apr-2005 17:27
I like seeing this, reminds me about my childhood time
purpod22-Apr-2005 15:17
Great shot Coleen ~ I love the perspective... your eyes are drawn all the way back past the beauty green to the wonderful horizon & sky. Sweeet ~
Marijka22-Apr-2005 15:13
this image really strikes me as how techonology is a part of our world---even in the most natural of settings... nice capture! the bridge is striking!!