John & Anne Wiley

2013/06/09

Yes N.O! (2)

Well, I enjoyed many smiles in the memories triggered just now going thru our pix from New Orleans again. I’m a little surprised at only choosing eight more pix to share from the 600 or so snapped during our five days there! Of course, if you’re like me and just can’t get enough of this delightful town you can always take another look at the earlier posts from there. Meanwhile, here’s another overview taken as we flew in.

0239 N.O. Arrival

0239 N.O. Arrival

Tho you can’t really make out details, one of our hotels was at the right edge on this side of the river. Frenchman’s district is on the left side of the river’s curve past downtown’s tall buildings. Bourbon St. is a few blocks to the left of that running from the tall buildings into the distance. Another pic of the waterfront shows some of the cool parks we explored there.

0256 Waterfront

0256 Waterfront

Some of the zoom shots I got as we approached showed places we saw later on the ground, like Lafayette Square.

0260 Lafayette Square

0260 Lafayette Square

Three days later I snapped this view of the sky we’d been in, from that street.

0006 From Lafayette Up

0006 From Lafayette Up

An especially enchanting day was the one I wrote up in the “Mystique” post, when we discovered the refined night music scene in the Frenchman’s district. Here are two more snaps of that evening.

1116 Down Bourbon

1116 Down Bourbon

After looking down Bourbon Street from Canal St., the trolley took us to the Frenchman’s scene.

1121 Frenchman's

1121 Frenchman’s

Still plenty of stimulation, but not the ever-entertaining deafening crazy drunk screaming zombie crush on the open air asylum of Bourbon St. The music here spans the New Orleans spectrum including the thumping beat everywhere on Bourbon Street, but expanding to embrace everything else. Even in daytime downtown you’ll find fascinating street scenes.

0018 Street Art

0018 Street Art

When I look at this, art is both inside and outside the frame. Looking back as we left the Lakefront airport the next day, New Orleans felt even more like an intriguing friend.

0595 Farewell Friend

0595 Farewell Friend

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