This enormous complex is empty now...kind of. (See that car? Not ours. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.) Thankfully I had a new abandoned co-explorer to help me braven up for this mission.
But in-use buildings= boring, so let's move on and look inside at the main lobby. (To clarify, these photos were taken through windows, as are almost all the inside-view photos on this blog. The place is locked.)
And here we have the best piece of tragically abandoned furniture ever.
The lobby appears to be in decent shape, until you notice the green and gray living carpet.
What do you think these chairs in the next photo were set up for? "Attention staff: we are closing, if you couldn't tell."
The sign on the window of The Orleans Room says, TEMPORARILY CLOSED. That's not the first such inaccurate sign I've seen in my abandoned travels.
Between the lobby and the Great Hall there was a bit of trouble visible though a curtain opening. A roof collapsed, chandelier on the floor and all, exposing this lovely LSU Tigers mural to the open air.
Here's the view in the other direction from the collapse.
The Bellemont's bar/club, Brella's Spirits & Spins, is not doing much better. Here's what remains of it.
That's all you get for now, kids. Part Two of The Bellemont, including the interior campus areas, the hotel rooms, and more, is here.