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New Orleans, Early one morning on the Mississippi River…

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Mississippi River in New Orleans

      Sunrise on the Mississippi in New Orleans is the quiet part of the day.  Maybe the coolest part of the day as well. The river never slows but those working on the river do take time off.  Ships come and go at all hours as they are on a schedule.  Beautiful time of the day however.  This was taken in the middle of the French Quarter which also is very quiet as the sun comes up.

New Orleans French Quarter decorates for the Holidays.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

French Quarter Decorations for Christmas

     The French Quarter decorates in small spaces even without having yards.  It just takes some imagination to come up with some unique ways to decorate for the holidays.

Early! French Quarter is just waking up ! Great time for photos and no crowds!

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

French Quarter Sunrise Early Mornning Sunrise

       The Saint Louis Cathedraland the Cabildo are among the most photographed building in New Orleans and the United States.  This is just another view from the angle and time of day.  At 6 am the sun is just beginning to come up, the lights are still all on and there are few people stirring.  The weather is much cooler in the Summer at these hours.  This is a great time to get photos that have a different look as the light is great and fresh.  You can eat breakfast after you finish………………

Cornstocks in the French Quarter! Longing for Iowa an early owner gave the hand crafted iron fence as a gift to his wife!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Cornstock Hotel in New Orleans French Quarter

      Today diamonds may work to impress your wife but to the owner of this French Quarter HOme in 1834,  it was a graceful iron cornstock fence.  His wife was homesick for Iowa so his thought was to make her feel at home in New Orleans.  The story never let us know if it worked but it did leave the French Quarter another historic landmark to talk about.

     The 915 Royal Street home is now a hotel which leads to other stories as well.  Notables from Elvis to Bill Clinton have stayed here over the years. 

     One other historical note is that Harriet Beecher Stowe stayed here and was inspired to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin after visiting the local slave market.

     An other oddity is that this is not the only Cornstock fence in New Orleans.  You have have to see this  Garden District  home to believe.  That had to be one great fence salesmen for his day.

New Orleans Heat and Humidity! Get used to it as it will last 3 more months!

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

New Orleans French Quarter Balconies and Flags

     This recent photo shows very few people walking around the French Quarter at noon on Wednesday.  Its time to stay inside and wait till it cools down.  Majbe the afternoon showers will cool things down.  Then its much like a sauna. Its one of those 90/90 days where its over 90 degrees and over 90% humidity.  Keeps you looking young however or maybe you can just dream about it.

Pirates Alley, New Orleans French Quarter! Lots of stories on a small street!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

New Orleans French Quarter, Pirates Alley

       The New Orleans French Quarter has some quirky streets.  Pirates Alley is one of them.  its 600 ft. long and 15ft. wide.  Once William Faulkner lived in the yellow house in 1925 at 624 Pirates Alley.  Jean Laffite, the famous French pirate who became a patriot after the Battle of New Orleans in 1814, was jailed on this very street.  This is just a glimpse of what happened on the small street.

 

French Quarter Window Shopping! Its just not the same old things!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Window Shopping New Orleans French Quarter

      Window shopping in the French Quarter is another one of the free things that you can enjoy in New Orleans.  The shops are unique as are the shop keepers.   Even if you do not buy you can have a lot of fun in the Crescent City.