John & Anne Wiley

2013/03/25

Eyes & Ears

New Orleans is a treat for the eyes, with fascinating architecture and lots of color.

0552 City Mix

0552 City Mix

The mix of ages we see in buildings seems to me wider than in most American cities. As we wander, the character is everywhere.

0555 Casual

0555 Casual

Some of the buildings host plant life.

0559 Life Emergent

0559 Life Emergent

Everywhere people are enjoying themselves and each other in the easy style we see everywhere.

0561 Relaxing

0561 Relaxing

We walked through colorful streets to Armstrong Park with its big white arch.

0570 Armstrong Arch

0570 Armstrong Arch

There was a great festival there, though in many ways the entire city is one giant festival everywhere with interesting and diverse music to caress your ears.

0583 Festival

0583 Festival

Walking back we wondered about the dates 1849 and 1899 on this mysterious building.

0588 Anselm Motto

0588 Anselm Motto

It’s next door to this restored Jesuit church with its distinctive towers.

0591 Two Towers

0591 Two Towers

Nearby is this costume rental store providing another example of the playful contrasts here.

0585 World Of Magic

0585 World Of Magic

Though we’re just beginning to get acquainted with New Orleans, tomorrow we’ll probably head for the Jacksonville area to visit relatives and start plotting our venture out into the Caribbean.

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