The Crescent City. The Big Easy. The City That Care Forgot. NOLA. No matter what you call it, these names all mean the same thing . . . You are now in New Orleans! I've always wanted to see the Crescent City and I finally had an opportunity in November when I met my husband (who was there for a work conference) for a much needed getaway and the hopes of taking a few (or 800) pictures. I arrived the day after Halloween and, may I say, there were still people (adult people) trying to make it home from Trick Or Treating. :) If you've never been, get ready for sights, history, amazing food and plenty of jazz.
I've been to Charleston, South Carolina several times and I would say New Orleans has a similar feel, but with an added carefree, let-your-hair-down kind of atmosphere. It is soaked in history, charm, and beautiful architecture . . . . then sprinkled with ghost stories, jazz music and voodoo shops. Something for everyone! :)
Our first night, dinner included pumpkin bisque soup, shrimp and grits, and was finished off with bread pudding. Beignets for lunch one day; a Po-Boy sandwich the next - thank goodness we walked 7-9 miles each day! Whether it's day or night, expect to hear jazz music pouring onto the streets - either from talented street performers or one of the many jazz clubs along Frenchman Street. Take a walk down Bourbon street (during the day) just to say you've been there, but then head over to Frenchman Street in the evening for great NOLA cuisine and jazz music that will delight your ears for hours.
If New Orleans is not on your bucket list, it should be! It's an experience that you don't want to miss. I hope you enjoy these images and a few of the sights from New Orleans.
(Many of these prints are available for purchase on my online Etsy Shop at www.etsy.com/shop/khphotographyart.)