Westwego, LA ~ We drove to Westwego, about 20 miles away from New Orleans, for a swamp tour of Bayou Segnette. We saw all kinds of neat critters; gators, birds, and the neatest of all – a family of nutrias building a nest. The tour was relaxing and peaceful. The tour guide mentioned that he used to play in these swamps as a kid… without a boat. I’m surprised he is still alive to tell about it!
New Orleans, LA ~ Jackson Square, named after Andrew Jackson, is a huge attraction in New Orleans. It is located in the French Quarter around many other historical sites, including the St. Louis Cathedral (also pictured). On almost any given day you can enjoy the works of local artists and musicians in the square. Sadly, on this given day a storm rolled in and drenched myself and my trusty camera. This was the day my first fancy camera died. : […]
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New Orleans, LA ~ Another great trip to NOLA! I have such fond memories of great meals and great conversations with loved ones. We took a haunted tour of the quarter at night. It was more of a local history lecture than a ghost hunt, but still fun. The Andrew Jackson Hotel is said to be heavily haunted, and (allegedly) has very few guests who stay a full night. Walking the Quarter at night was scary enough, but loads of […]
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Various Locations ~ I was asked to put together a set of black and white photos for a family member to use in their restaurant. These are the photos they selected, in black and white of course. Some of these photos have already been posted (in color) on this website. The newer ones, taken this year or last year, have yet to be posted. So this is sort of a sneak peak of things to come. Enjoy!
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New Orleans, LA ~ If you visit New Orleans, you will most likely end up in the French Quarter at some point. These photos are a glimpse of the storefronts and residential areas of the Quarter. What is hard to capture in photos is the incredibly tight space in which things are situated. I had to squat across the street and aim my camera to the sky in order to get a full shot of most buildings. Many of these […]
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Westwego, LA ~ These fishing boats were docked near the Market Wego, which is in walking distance. The market offers fresh fish and other local catches. These pictures were taken at the start of a swamp tour. After the tour we purchased a chicken stuffed with crawfish and dirty rice… yummmmie! The best. The fishing economy has really struggled since Katrina, so this was a somewhat somber experience, but you can’t keep the people of Louisiana down!
New Orleans, LA ~ This goes without saying – New Orleans is a fun place! The first few pictures (theater and street car lines) were taken at the beginning of Canal Street. The next four pictures were taken at the end of Canal, which stops at the Mississippi river. While on this trip, my camera and I got caught in a rain storm. My first love – my first fancy camera – died on this trip. The last three pictures in this […]
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