Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Visit to Shreveport-Bossier

The Red River Bridge connecting Shreveport with Bossier City

I experienced a couple of "Firsts" in 2011:  a first visit in December to the State of Louisiana to visit my niece in Shreveport. It was her first time to spend Christmas and New Year away from home (the Philippines), my first time to spend the holidays in the U.S. with a close family member, and our first time to celebrate the New Year together without other family members.

Shreveport and Bossier are quiet and rural-like compared to Boca Raton, FL (and the neighboring areas of Fort Lauderdale and Miami) where I live.  It was a welcome change to the fast-paced environment which I have grown accustomed to.  

Shreveport-Bossier at dusk - taken from Louisiana Boardwalk

"Once in a Millennium Moon", a magnificent 2-sided 8-story mega mural, is the largest public arts mural in the U.S. The mural covers 25,000 square feet and can be found on the side and rear walls of the AT &T Building.  It is a "time capsule" capturing the treasures, triumphs and tragedies of the people of Shreveport. One of a kind in the nation.

Shreveport was freezing cold at the time of my visit.  Ice had to be scraped off the window shield of our car in the morning.  However, the weather did not stop us from going around the city.

We saw the Titanic artifact exhibition at the Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center.

The Million Dollar Wall at the Horseshoe Casino Hotel.

Louisiana Boardwalk

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