take me back to New Orleans

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.

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Cornstalk Hotel on Royal Street, built in 1816.  Like many other buildings in the French Quarter, it’s reported to be haunted.

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St. Louis Cathedral at night. Make sure to check out the last picture in this post…it’s the backside of the church.

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During the day, Jackson Square is full of artists selling their work, buskers, fortune tellers, performance artists, magicians, and of course, tourists.  It’s pretty deserted once the sun goes down.

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My friend here spotted me zooming in and taking his picture from a block away while waiting outside a restaurant – and let me know I wasn’t his friend.

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Red Truck Gallery window on Royal Street, I took a picture of this sculpture called Steadfast by Tom Haney pretty much every time I walked by.  If money was no object, I would have bought it.

 

All of the following pictures are storefronts on Royal Street…

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I really enjoyed walking through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art…

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Back of St. Louis Cathedral…it’s quite a sight in person.

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Love, Red Blue @ the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art

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windows on Camp Street (or Constance Street, I’m not sure) in the Arts/Warehouse District, New Orleans

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graffiti on the train bridge, Saskatoon, SK

or just create your own….

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Man of Letters, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art

I still gush about New Orleans to anyone who asks (and some who don’t), but there is just so much to explore in the city.  If you find yourself in New Orleans, and want a (quiet) break from the action in the French Quarter, check out at the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, I enjoyed it more than the museum (but I’m generally not overly fond of museums).  I would put it on a “must do” list of things to do in New Orleans.

Everybody is not special

I shared this one previously, I like it because it’s thought-provoking.