One of the great joys of my job is the chance to travel around the country to visit clients. Recently, I got to visit New Orleans. I haven’t been there in more than 10 years, and was anxious to see if it lived up to my (fond) memories.
While my time was short, and the oppressive heat changed my planned photo hike to more of a photo… amble, I still managed to glimpse a few of the things that make New Orleans a place like no other.
The branches of the trees stretch sideways more than up.
Take away the woman walking in shorts and the cars, and the Garden District
looks much the same as it has for nearly 200 years.
Strolling the sidewalks is an off road sport in much of the area.
Mardi Gras “moss.”
I expected it, but was still shocked at the devastation that remains from
Hurricane Katrina. This building was behind my hotel, on a main thoroughfare
in the heart of the Garden District.
If you get a chance, go. New Orleans is a feast for all the senses, where modernity and history live in uneasy proximity, filled with people with ready smiles and sad eyes. It is a place like no other.
All photos by me, July 2012, with the iPhone. A couple of them got a little Instagram-loving.