New Orleans architecture

My year stint in New Orleans is over. I am currently back in Texas living out of my suitcase until I can move to the outskirts of Paris next month. I think it’s a great time to recap one of my favorite aspects of New Orleans… the architecture. From the houses on St. Charles in […]

Oyster Fest

Oyster Fest…’cause there’s a ‘Fest’ for everything in New Orleans. This was last Saturday, June 2nd. It was mostly different restaurants in the French Quarter setting up tents with different oyster dishes bein sold. There was also a stage with some blues and jazz. This picture is of one of the prize winning oysters. This […]

Mardi Gras

In New Orleans people walk around saying “Happy Mardi Gras” just like you would say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Halloween!” Festive just doesn’t capture what Mardi Gras is. Mardi Gras is fun, its festive, its debauchery, and its millions of pounds of plastic that people go crazy for that will later end up in landfills. […]

History of the French Quarter

More interesting tidbits I learned about New Orleans on a walking tour of the city. New Orleans, like many colonies, i.e. Australia, Florida, plus others I’m sure, was populated by ex-cons and prostitutes early in its history. When the colony founders asked for more fellow colonists, King Louis opened the jails and freed the poor […]

New Orleans in Spring

      My first time to New Orleans. Apparently this is the highest the water has been since 1937. I enjoyed finding this makeshift raft with very invaluable instructions… Some historical anecdotes I learned while on a walking tour of the city….Interesting architecture turns out to be Spanish Caribbean and not French. Only three buildings in […]