Spanish Town, Baton rouge, LA – by Alessandra Tecla Gerevini

This series is documenting the bizarreness of Spanish Town Historic District and its vibrancy.
Pastel houses, plastic flamingos, plants, plants and plants. A beautiful journey through the colourful town.

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“I lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a year. When I went there the first time, I drove around trying to understand the place, to familiarize with the neighborhoods. There is this lovely neighborhood close to the LSU that is called “Garden District”, with big oaks and nice houses all around. And there is this “weird” neighborhood close to the Capital Building with one-ways streets and flamingos everywhere and pastel houses with a lot of personality. I fell in love with Spanish Town (that is its name) and its sense of freedom and belonging.”

 

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“This project is my way of exploring what was my “home” those days, a way to get to know better the place and, for sure, a way to remember its bizarreness and take it away with me.”

Spanish Town Historic District was commissioned in 1805. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was, and still is, home to many different social classes and very diverse communities. Its unofficial mascot is the pink flamingo and its motto is “poor taste is better than no taste at all”.”

 

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“My name is Alessandra Tecla Gerevini and I am an Italian photographer and photo editor living in Los Angeles, CA. After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, I turned to photography. In my photographic projects I blend my background in biology with my personal sensitivity to natural details.”

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