THE PLANTATION


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Chapter 2 The Payne Industries complex sits atop Mount Washington, offering a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline and enough office space for 550 employees.


Duquesne Incline (Pittsburgh, PA)



Chapter 15 Donated by Spain in 1976, the Spanish Plaza is one of four squares that pay tribute to the roles that France, Italy, England, and Spain played in the history and culture of New Orleans. The focal point of the site is a manmade geyser, encircled by an elaborate stone deck.


Spanish Plaza (New Orleans, LA)



Chapter 20 St. Louis Cemeteries #1 and #2 are referred to by locals as “cities of the dead.” Designed in the eighteenth century, both graveyards feature elaborate above-ground vaults and French inscriptions that are both poetic and charming.


St. Louis Cemetery #1 (New Orleans, LA)



Chapter 25 The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. When the city was founded in 1718, it was originally centered on the French Quarter. Locals refer to it as “the Quarter.”


French Quarter (New Orleans, LA)



Chapter 28 ― Audubon Park is approximately six miles to the west of the city center of New Orleans. It is bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and on the other by St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Tulane University.


Audubon Park (New Orleans, LA)



Audubon Park (New Orleans, LA)



Chapter 33 ― Although “the plantation” in the book is fictitious, its architecture and grounds are similar to the Oak Alley Plantation, which is located less than an hour from New Orleans.



Trees on Oak Alley Plantation (Vacherie, LA)



Mansion on Oak Alley Plantation (Vacherie, LA)



Chapter 58 ― Payne & Jones meet the MANIACs at the Ibadan Railyard in Nigeria.



Street scene near railyard (Ibadan, Nigeria)



Chapter 59 ― Lagos is the second largest city in Africa (after Cairo), and it is the seventh fastest growing city in the world according to the United Nations.


Lagos Island skyline (Lagos, Nigeria)



Victoria Island (Lagos, Nigeria)



Street Market (Lagos, Nigeria)


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