Tuesday, July 2, 2013

April 29, 2013 Wandering Aimlessly in the Big Easy

We started our day in the French Quarter at Jackson Square.

Where the artists and God are always visible...
... the St. Louis Cathedral.
 These pictures were taken as we wandered aimlessly through the French Quarter.

Of course we stopped and supported live music. This is the Smoking Time Jazz Club.
We headed towards Canal Street to catch the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar.
 We walked through the Garden District where we saw some amazing houses...

...and we ended up at the Lafayette Cemetery.
 New Orleans cemeteries are amazing places.
You never know what you'll see but it is sure to be colorful, strange, interesting or different around every corner.

Then we walked to Freret Street in the Uptown neighborhood.

Then back to the St. Charles Streetcar and the French Quarter...

 While Christy shopped, I watched a storm roll up on the city along the Mississippi River. We ran to the car just head of the rain.
This city elected a man named Moon as it's mayor. I am not surprised at all. Too bad forty years later, no one seems to care about these principals.
 We picked up Jeff and headed back to the Uptown neighborhood to have crawfish at Superior Seafood. Then we ended the night on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny...a little jazz at the Spotted Cat...some time with my friend Andy Levin at the Frenchmen Art Market...enjoying a beautiful night in a beautiful city.

Jeff, Chrissy & I ended our last night in NOLA strolling down a quiet side street with a table for three...how appropriate.


  1. I think it's neat how we both like taking pictures of cemeteries. The older the better for me. Anna, Laura and my kids all like it too, is it a Sicilian thing?

  2. Katt, it might be a Sicilian thing. Last year when I spent time with Laura, we both seemed to enjoy the same things. The cemeteries, just walking through neighborhoods with no definite plans and taking pictures of the oddball or colorful things we saw. Also really enjoyed churches too.