The New York Times: 36 hours in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The State Capitol Building and gardens. Completed in March of 1932 in 14 months, the  Show caption
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The State Capitol Building and gardens. Completed in March of 1932 in 14 months, the "new" Louisiana State Capitol stands on a 27-acre tract surrounded by gardens, according to the website for the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.. It is the tallest state capitol in the United States at 450 feet high with 34 floors. Twenty-five hundred rail cars were needed to bring in the limestone used on the exterior and the interior marbles which came from distant places, including Vermont and Italy. The cost to complete the building was a modest $5 million.

Writer Brendan Spiegel spent 36 hours in Baton Rouge, reporting for The New York Times about the “unique appeal” of our fair city’s cultural, musical and culinary attractions. Did he find the best of Baton Rouge? Go here to find out: http://tinyurl.com/n45gucz