Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Repentance Fountain

Repentance Fountain is nestled between the River Center arena and the Old State Capitol. A nearby plaque explains:
During the Spanish domination of Baton Rouge, Repentance Street ran through this area. It was so named because convicted criminals walked along it on their way to receive sentencing at the Commandant's house where the Old State Capitol now stands.

1 comment:

Per Stromsjo said...

I wonder what they were thinking, walking to receive sentencing.

A fresh and moist photo, just right for a summer day (although we’ve had enough moist from above today…)