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Daybreak in the New Orleans French Quarter, Its Pretty Quiet….

August 17, 2014
Eric

St. Louis Cathedral and Moon...

 

     Getting up early and out has its advantages when photographing New Orleans as it begins to wake up. Get out at 530 am and you can catch the moon over the St. Louis Cathedral before the sun comes up. Moonlight gives it that glow.

     Head over to Cafe Du Monde and you do not see any Crowds, Coffee or Beignets. Its closed up getting ready for the morning light.

      The gates to Jackson Square are closed and everything is nice and clean with a freshness in the air. The walk over to Pirates Alley before it gets crowded. Actually no one was around. Get it all done so you are ready for breakfast for 730 am.  Love the morning light….and lack of crowds….

Cafe Du Monde in early hours

 

Jackson Park Gates and Lights

Piarates Ally, Famous Person Lived Here

 

French Quarter Corners in New Orleans, Always a Historic Look…

August 16, 2014
Eric

Chartres Street Corner     French Quarter Corners are all unique and all have the historic look that makes New Orleans so Historic.  Here are a couple of corners from a recent walk.  You have Chartres, Royal and Bourbon Street represented here. Just not very many corners of more than 3 stories. Think what is around the corner on your next visit.

French Quarter Corner 2

Chartres Street Corner, French Quarter

Bourbon Street and Gov. Nicholls

 

Historic New Orleans Homes…Fences, Gates and Porches…

August 9, 2014
Eric

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     New Orleans has hundreds of historic homes.  Love the porches, gates and fences that come with them.  They make the home look so livable and inviting. Then you add the windows and shutters to that NOLA feel to the homes.  Take a close look at all the details.  Hard to imagine they can be duplicated in today’s new homes.

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Wrought Iron Fences in Garden District...

Garden District Bed and Breakfast, Blue Steps

 

Nights in the New Orleans Warehouse District

August 8, 2014
Eric

Warehouse District Church at Night

    Nights in the New Orleans Warehouse District.  The District can be very busy at times and then very busy.  These night shots just show it as a quiet but beautiful neighborhood. Its not all like that so I had to include one busy night spot on St. Charles Avenue.

Julia Street in New Orleans Warehouse District

New Orleans Warehouse District Nights, Eating

New Orleans Convention Center, New Look 2013

 

Tulane University, A Walk around shows you some wonderful building on a nice campus….

August 7, 2014
Eric

Tulane University on St. Charles Ave.

 

      Tulane University is a treasure for New Orleans.  Taking a walk recently through the campus you can get an appreciation for the beautiful campus that is does have.  A perfect setting to be on St. Charles Ave. across from Audubon Park.  The Campus occupies over 100 acres of prime real estate.

     Founded in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana.  A full fledged University by 1847. Become known as Tulane in 1884 when it became a private college through the generous donation of Paul Tulane.

 

Tulane University Campus Building

Tulane Campus Building 1

Tulane University Campus

 

New Orlean’s Satchmo Summerfest in French Quarter, July 31 to August 3, 2014

August 5, 2014
Eric

Sachmo Fest 2014

       There is always a reason to go to the French Quarter.  This past weekend was the annual Satchmo Fest centered around the Old New Orleans Mint on Esplanade Ave.  Its hard to beat New Orleans for the mix of music, food,shopping and festivals.  The great thing about the fun is that it is free to all to enjoy.

      The Satchmo Summerfest honors Louis Armstrong who was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901 to a poor family.  He rose from poverty with his horn and became World Famous for his Music and his Song. Kids start playing early in New Orleans as it become a family thing to do.

Starting Young in New Orleans

Looking Out, Window Shopping

 

Homes on Bourbon Street in New Orleans….

July 20, 2014
Eric

Bourbon Street and Gov. Nicholls      Homes on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.  Yes, there is more than bars and night clubs on Bourbon Street.  You walk from a busy busy party and right down the block you enter a residential area that is always pretty quiet.  The homes are historic and some of the cutest in the French Quarter….

933 Bourbon Street Cottage

 

Hanging Angels in New Orleans on Royal Street


Eric

 

Ferns and Angels in FG 2014

A Most Interesting corner in the French Quarter on Royal Street.  Hanging Angels and some of the most well kept hanging ferns in the city.  Always worth a couple of photos of the balconies, flags and angels that seem to be all over the balconies.

Royal Corner

Royal Street Angels and Ferns

 

Jackson Square and the New Orleans French Quarter at Daybreak

July 4, 2014
Eric

Pontalba at Jackson Square

Where are all the people in and around Jackson Square?  Most are asleep at 6 am in the morning.  This however is a great time to enjoy the sites in the Summer before it warms up and gets hot and then hotter.  Walk for a couple of hours then eat breakfast.  I know I am going again, maybe a little earlier next time.

St. Louis Cathedral early morning...

Jackson Square at Day break 2014

Cafe Beignet in the Morning, Open

Crescent City and The Miss.

 

Oak Alley Plantation, A Beautiful Place to Visit…Up The Mississippi River to Vacherie from New Orleans


Eric

Oak Ally Plantation 1

     The Oak Alley Plantation sits on the Mississippi River about an hours drive to Vacherie, Louisiana from New Orleans. The Greek Revival Plantation was constructed in 1837-1839.  What makes it famous is the 300 year old oak trees that lead from the front door to the Mississippi River about a quarter of a mile away.

    You will always remember the photos that you take at the Oak Alley Plantation Rain or Shine. You may even remember seeing the Plantation is several movies.

      Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as Interview with a VampirePrimary Colors, and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives.

Oak Ally Porch

Oak Ally in the rain...

Oaks at Oak Alley Plantation

 

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