If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go? I’m getting the itch to plan a trip. Not sure where yet, but I would love to go back to New Orleans someday.
I imagine Halloween in New Orleans is pretty amazing with all the ghost stories, mystery, voodoo, and colourful, colorful characters. New Orleans was amazing when I was there in March – so alive and loud, so much music and food, a little smelly down some streets, a little creepy, but so intriguing, and so unforgettable. Everywhere you go there is something interesting to see, particularly, at night, when you see things in a whole different way. As you’ll see, I took a lot of pictures of Royal Street in the French Quarter at night. I will go back someday.
All of the following pictures are storefronts on Royal Street…
I really enjoyed walking through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art…
Back of St. Louis Cathedral…it’s quite a sight in person.
I loved taking photos at night in the French Quarter – it’s just as pretty and colourful at night as it is during the day. The restaurant in the picture, the Italian Barrel, was one of my favourites of the trip, and I’d highly recommend it if you find yourself in New Orleans. A block or two down the street on Decatur is a really cool store that I can’t remember the name of (I’ve spent the last hour on Google and Google Maps trying to figure out exactly which store it was on Decatur)… it’s full of all sorts of weird, wonderful, bizarre, and beautiful treasures, oddities and works of art. I want to go back to New Orleans just to visit the store (discovered it on the last night of the trip) again!
More Royal Street window shopping at night….this caught my eye in the window at the Antieau Gallery, it’s from the Monsters and Misfortune Collection and the artist is Chris Roberts-Antieau.