Monday, January 31, 2011

My Final Days

My final days have been filled with fun, this trip to New Orleans has been a beautiful experience.  Here are some of the last pictures I took.


interesting quote

Yo la tengo

Yo la tengo

An iron tree in a forest

A tower of music

Earth shattering

A man of many words

A warped horse, grazing in the graying grass


Reminds me of a Gungan warrior

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lazy Days

I haven't been doing much these past couple of days except for relaxing, but just cause' I've been relaxing doesn't mean I couldn't get some decent pictures in there.  I've had some pretty incredible meals here(not pictured, beignets and cafe au lait from Cafe Du Monde) and the weather's been great too.  Went to see some live music last night, and I couldn't stop dancing till we left Frenchman street.

Port of Call burger - one of the best I've ever had

Shrimp and Oyster Poboy from Crabby Jacks, located right next to the seafood market, fully dressed and delicious

A little sunset fishing?

The Mississippi river at sunset

Gov't Majik, the self-acclaimed New Orleans Afro-Tech Institute of Technology, laying down a funky song

A blurry shot of two beautiful trombonists, living and breathing soul.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Yesterday was an adventure.  On my ride into New Orleans I saw a mammoth structure which appeared to be a roller coaster, my sightings were confirmed by the man sitting next to me, Tree, who explained to me that this was Jazzland, later renamed Six Flags: New Orleans.  The amusement park was shut down after Katrina and has not reopened since.  I couldn't think of a cooler place to visit.

Unused monitors

Abandoned alleyways


I enjoyed capturing the curves and corners

A pair of rusted fans, one still blowing in the wind

Rusted toolkit

The bottom of a water ride

Endless staircase

My best shot of the day, in my opinion, the light just worked out perfectly

A drowned downed clown

Absolutely a messy kitchen

The water line is visible

Shadows illuminate the ground

Chains and chairs

A view from the roof

The computers are useless

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thibodeaux and Galliano

Today was a very adventurous day.  We've now driven through almost every neighborhood in New Orleans, and some outside of it.  We were sent on a mission to buy beef jerky from a meat market in Thibodeaux which has been open since the late 19th century. After we successfully acquired the jerky we went over to Mark's family's property in Galliano and I got to see where he had spent his weekends as a kid.  It's a really gorgeous place, which has been pretty much taken over by a huge corporation that collects all of the off-shore oil and stores it for processing.  I'm learning a lot about this city and its culture, it all makes sense after putting it in perspective.
When I woke up I made myself a breakfast burrito!

Waiting for the bus
A tree overhanging the Bayou

Bright yellow, along with purple and red are some of the staple colors of New Orleans architecture and design

Mark's front porch on his property

His own private road

A pond, completely overridden with lilies

An oak, shrouded in Spanish Moss

A beautiful sunset in Galliano

Two tractors, open and keys left in them
The oil flows through these pipes and come from offshore oil rigs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The French Quarter

  Yesterday, Mark and I went to the French Quarter, which is pretty much the Times Square of New Orleans.  I haven't seen so many antique stores on the same block since I was in a ritzy mall in Boca Raton, Florida.  The street music is certainly more appealing here than in Times Square however.  The French quarter is exactly like it's named, French.  It's a remnant of the influence that the French had over the city.  The street signs are on the sides of buildings on the corners, very similar to European cities.  Today was a fun packed day, and I should post about it soon, we left the city limits and saw something completely new.

Doggy, waiting outside for his owner

The beautiful St. Louis Cathedral

The steps of the Supreme Court

Some architecture