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Homes Decorate for Mardi Gras 2013 in New Orleans

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

 Mardi Gras 2013 in New Orleans

Garden District Home Decorates for Mardi Gras...

Mardi Gras in French Quarter Double

       Rain or shine people will decorate for Mardi Gras.  Some very subtle and some will go way out and decorate to the hilt.  Its a season and another reason to celebrate for all the world to see.  You can see the shotgun double in the French Quarter to the well manicured Garden District home.. One thing in common as all like to make their home more colorful.  Also the differences in dress will also be stark…

Its night time in New Orleans, Great time for photos….

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Magazine Street Nights

Garden District Home, Porch at Night.

 Chartres Street at Night, New Orleans French Quarter - Copy

      You can get some great photos at night in New Orleans.  Its quiet and you always have some great light.  It just gives you a much different look.  The details are still visiable.  Still always amazed as to how beautiful some of these photos end up looking…. Its night time in New Orleans every night…

Historic New Orleans Garden District Home with Wrought Iron Galleries

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

      This First Street Home in the New Orleans Garden District is always an eye catcher.  The front is great but the side galleries are something else.  This home was built in 1869 and is known as the Carroll-Brown House.  Mostly Italianate in style with extensive wrought iron which was attached at a later date.  We can call this a New Orleans ” grande maison”.


The Columns Hotel on St. Charles Ave. , More than it seems…..

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

    The Columns Hotel located at 3811 St. Charles in the Garden District was not always a Hotel.  Built in 1883 by the owner of a cigar factory it later became a baording house before being converted inot a Hotel.  It is known by locals for its Happy Hour which is well attended.   You need to try it at least once.  Bottoms Up…..

New Orleans got a taste of Fall Weather Today, A little Cooler and Better after the Saints Win Last Night

Monday, October 8th, 2012

       The Fresh air seem to make the photos more colorful today as cooler weather swept through New Orleans yesterday in time for the Saints com from Behind Victory over the San Diego Chargers 31-24.

     These two homes in the Garden District of New Orleans caught my eye today.

Elms Mansion and Gardens on St. Chalres Ave….Italianate Style home from 1869

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

      This Mansion located at 3029 St. Charles has a long history that spans about 150 years.  Built in 1869 for Watson Van Benthuysen who was from New York but joined the Confederate Army and later move to New Orleans to find his fortune.

     From 1931 until 1941 it was the German Consulate in New Orleans.  That is until World War II started.  It was bought as a home in 1952 by John Elms Sr. and used as such until 1968.

    Today the Elms family runs it a Special Events home and gardens.  The Elms Mansion and Gardens is a true gem on St. Charles Ave.  Thats certainly not all but will continued in Part II.


New Orleans Favorite Homes of the Week…From Mid City to the Lower Garden District

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


        The variety of historic homes in the City of New Orleans is stunning.  With the rain season upoon us for the last couple of weeks everything is green and greener.  Love the spreading Oak tree in the Lower Garden District shadowing this home most likley built before the Cival War. Facing Coliseum Square minutes from downtown New Orleans. Like just 7-8 blocks.

        The Cottage in Mid City of New Orleans just has that clean and colorful look.  Its fresh, lush, and colorful after a couple of weeks of daily showers.


Under the Old Oak Trees in New Orleans..Its Homes bathed in Shade

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

     Its hard to think what these homes would look like without the tree cover of the large live oaks that cover these residential neighborhoods of New Orleans.  It makes for some interesting photos.  It makes the long hot Summer months so much more pleasant.  It just adds to the color of the neighborhood.  The Garden District and Uptown New Orleans is glad to get all the shade… 

New Orleans Historic Homes Get Hidden by many Trees during the Summer….Glad to Have Both..

Friday, July 20th, 2012

       During the Summer trees in New Orleans really grow and show their colors.  Crepe Myrtles bloom and provide a lot of shade when we need it most.  The Oaks are older and larger.  The homes get a little harder to see but they look a lot more colorful.  Thanks to the mild weather and plenty of rain that we are blessed to have.

Green Historic Mansion On Jackson Avenue, Like a Planatation in New Orleans

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

      This Historic home on Jackson Ave. has always caught my eye.  The green just pops out at you with the added foliage it is even more so.  It is one of a kind in New Orleans.