It was New Orleans' first airport, built in the 30s.
During the cold war, after the "new" airport was built, it was turned into a fall-out shelter. All the beautiful Deco marble was covered in concrete, from what I was told.
The renovation is still a work in progress, but it's looking lovely now.
One could almost pretend one was Ingrid Bergman....you know, if one were so inclined.
|The main terminal|
|part of one of the frescoes on the balcony|
|Part of the compass rose on the floor. Paris is 2700 Miles away from Lake Pontchartrain, it seems. Good to know.|
|a bad photo of the Walnut room. The old bar, looking out onto the runway|
|the old phone booths, still no phones yet.|
|The lovely Art Deco fountain out front.|