I recently got to spend a whopping seven hours in New Orleans. Despite the short amount of time, I managed to eat twice (my priorities are clear) and take lots and lots of photos! Here are five of my faves:
New Orleans is a city rich with art of all kinds. Unfortunately, we were there after most of the galleries were closed. However, we stumbled across this art filled hallway, which led to a gorgeous courtyard filled with greenery and a fountain and an art gallery.
Would you like some beignets with your piles of powdered sugar? Nothing on earth like the beignets from Cafe DuMonde. If you've never had a beignet, it's like a donut on crack. Cafe DuMonde sells a beignet mix so that you can make these at home, but I've heard they don't turn out quite the same. :(
I live in Times Square -- the center of light-up signs designed to draw you in -- but this sign made me curious. Not curious enough to venture in, but curious nonetheless. (Plus who doesn't love a sign that refers to "Big Daddy"? -- look above the neon it's simply not lit up at the moment.)
If I could have ripped this mailbox off the wall and taken it home as a piece of art, I would have. I love old weathered, painted over things. Some day I hope to live somewhere that I can have a car and go out scouring antique shops and junk shops and find cool things like this.
This is quintessential New Orleans to me. Those triple decker buildings with balconies and gorgeous ironwork. I really wished I had my sketchbook with me and a few more hours (and fewer cars).
On my next visit to New Orleans I plan to carve out a lot more time! I want to visit the art galleries, sketch the people and the buildings, and eat some more beignets!
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