Monday, November 19, 2012

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: New Orleans

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Was time to revisit New Orleans.  We were here in 2007, and my other blog, Beyond Reflections From the Fence has some short posts with some photos taken then.  I invite you to visit:

The 2004 Adventure, January 27 2004, Touring and Dining New Orleans

The 2004 Adventure, January 28 2004, New Orleans, Plan XYZ

The 2004 Adventure, January 29 2004, Riding the Mississippi and Street Cars, New Orelans Style.

I had made arrangements to meet up with Google Plus friend, Dawn, photographer supreme, genealogist and resident of New Orleans for a personalized "photo" tour of the city.  Well, we did photos, I can tell you.  I took 340 the first day and 124 the next day.   (And, yes, I am going to have a TOUGH time just choosing a few photos to share here on Reflections.)  The first day we took the shuttle from the campground to downtown at 10 AM and came home at 4 PM, exhausted and exhilarated.  The second day we took the 3:45 PM shuttle and returned at 8 PM, and yes, we did Bourbon Street at night.

So, here are a few photos, pretty much taken in the order I took them.

A home, ravaged.  By Katrina?  Sad to see, also sad to see, the signs advertising "razing" of your home.

Man and friend J, showing us how low the door handles can be on older places in New Orleans.

Yep, the first stop!  Beignets and chicory coffee,  YUM.. Also pricey, could only afford those once every 5 years.

Street entertainers, are of course, a huge draw, so much fun, so much talent.  Here this young entertainer noted that on the day that Veterans Day was being celebrated in New Orleans that this gentleman was indeed a Veteran.  The young lady is the Veteran's bride.  And, yours truly collected a nice hug and kiss from the street entertainer for taking photos for them.  Surprisingly, the kiss did not leave traces of silver!

Yes, we photographed Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also called St. Louis Cathedral.

Courtyards, waterfalls, plants galore:

Man and a special friend in the French Quarter:

French Quarter:

Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park (where there was a gumbo fest going on, see below!)  This sculpture was dedicated in April of 2010 was funded by the Edward Wisner Donation and was sculpted by Adewale S. Adenle.

Man was in heaven!  LOL

And, for now, I shall leave you drooling over Man's gumbo - - -


1 comment:

Cynthia Shenette said...

I really enjoyed your photos. New Orleans is one of my favorite places. I think I NEED a beignet fix...