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 […]

Lafayette Cemetery

The Lafayette Cemetery got its name from the town of Lafayette – not to be confused with the city of Lafayette, roughly one hundred and forty miles west of New Orleans, that later adopted the name. The cemetery was founded by the Spanish during their short-lived rule of the colony. Today, the above-ground cemetery style […]

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. […]