Posts tagged “French Quarter

New Orleans is a city which, like a work of art, needs no explanation

Bywater, Marigny, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Lafayette Cemetery, French Quarter


Reflection of the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

I disregarded the tens of photos I took to post this one, which is more personal than the others.

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Hidden Art at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LA

It’s taken me a few days to get work out of the way so I could post some photos from my recent trip to New Orleans. These are a few from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and probably my first cemetery photos in over a year.

What gets me about this cemetery or any cemetery is the amount of artwork contained within. The eternal marriage of decay and stone is riles my imagination. Pressing my hand against lichen along the cracks and crevices of crypts reminds of thousands of little hands reaching for what lies within. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is rife with religious voodoo markings and offerings, which combined with all of the previously mentioned elements creates an intoxicating harvest of ideas. This cemetery is one of the many, many aspects that make New Orleans a refuge for me. This city awakes my mind.

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New Orleans: Visual Accents

Flanagans Pub. Click to Enlarge

Decatur Street. Click to Enlarge

Car Parked in French Quarter. Click to Enlarge

Woman With Luggage. Click to Enlarge

New York Is Dead. Click to Enlarge

I Dreamed of the French Quarter

Between the tourists and stained sidewalks, the French Quarter rests eternally in bleached soil. Mysterious happenings behind doors. Histories and dreams entwined. Death and smiles all over. Despair lingering on tongue. Fantasy.

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Let the Children Touch Your Hand

Place your hand through the bar.

Old Slave Quarters
Keuffers Building
French Quarter/NOLA

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