Drone-works 337 is a local company that offers drone services for land inspection, special events, and whatever else you might need to get a bird's eye view of. Recently, they went out to downtown Lake Charles during the Pirate Festival and did a series of pictures they called "While the City Sleeps".

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The photos are absolutely amazing and they really do feel like there is a sleeping giant on the ground below. They flew around taking pictures of the downtown area while no one was around or even on the road. It almost feels abandoned as you look through the photos on their Facebook page. In fact, it gave me some creep post-Laura vibes except there is electricity and the lights are on everywhere!

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They show the night skyline of the Lake Charles Civic Center, Panaroama House, and some of the roads at night in the downtown area.

The photos they shared seem peaceful and are absolutely breathtaking. I am personally partial to them just for the fact that I love our city and love seeing it in a different aspect than we normally might see it during the hustle and bustle of the day.

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To take it a step further, they even compiled a video during the day showing off not only some random boaters, but the 210 bridge, the downtown skyline, and the Louisiana Pirate Festival.

It might not be a "big" city like our neighbors in Texas and East Louisiana, but it's our city. Sometimes we forget how amazing and pretty it is especially from a way different angle. Sure, it's been beaten on, flooded, and frozen, but it's coming back slowly but surley!

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