The Start of Many Travels
Do you enjoy traveling to remote places around the world and within your local region? Do you find yourself wondering...who once resided there and what were these building structures that still stand strong today?
Being a Historic Photographer and Photojournalist, this has always been a passion for me. I find myself deeply fascinated by anything and everything antique. From the architectural dwellings, city culture to communicating with the community...every location brings with it a wealth of experiences and meaning. While I've always been a writer and captured many photos along our travel's, my fiancé taught me proper camera and lighting techniques within the last couple of years, in which continues to define my craft and artistic eye. It became the building blocks that helped shape my passion and visions for historic preservation. There's also nothing more rewarding than the rehabilitation of historic buildings. This greatly enables economic revitalization! One undeniable thing I've taken notice to, "it's the people and their stories that define the heart of each city we visit."
Donaldsonville: A City of Growth & Preservation
We then returned to Donaldsonville several months back. After capturing several snapshots and documenting that day, I decided to share on Facebook. At the time, it was simply to share our travels with others. The next day, Donaldsonville Development District shared my pictures on their Facebook page. Soon after, a conversation with Lee Melancon; Director of Community & Economic Development led me to attend a Business Luncheon and Trolley Tour. In attendance was the Mayor; Leroy J. Sullivan, Lee Melancon, area business owners, and committee/council officials. Followed by, a presentation of preservation and growth plans within Donaldsonville.
Those plans are now being implemented through the development of a new community park and a continued rise in economic development. This is the place where businesses thrive, arts/entertainment are brought to the forefront, where these historic buildings are vibrantly restored and utilized to their fullest capacity. The city of Donaldsonville is on the map as one of the top places to visit, work and live!
We Want To Hear From You
What does historic preservation and city growth mean to you? How can Historic Photography by Star Roberts benefit you or your business? Thank you for taking time to read and respond! We wish you the very best on your travels. We'll be capturing and sharing many historic towns and cities along the way; emphasizing Donaldsonville. Stay tuned!