Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rock Bottom

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When the Hard Times Lounge goes out of business things are really bad. Nobody loves you when you're down and out. Found along Olive Street on the western edge of downtown.                                       

Saturday, January 24, 2015


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Madeleine is going to her first birthday party today. The daughter of a friend is turning three. All the little girls around here are way into the Disney movie Frozen and the strong princess look. That's going to be the theme. Here, Killian the dog and Ellie's toy sheep watch the dress rehearsal.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Make Or Break

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A trio of break dancer/acrobats/comedians in the small amphitheater to the south of Jackson Square in NOLA. They had a huge crowd. That guy in the third picture puts U.S. Marine exercise drills to shame. Wonder if they have a team chiropractor.                                 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Viva La Liberta

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Libertine Don Giovanni might have enjoyed Bourbon Street, New Orleans' center for people who want to seriously misbehave. The second picture is of a very dirty car. The message seems to be Hello Kitty, kiss my ass. The, um, person in the third picture was seen a few minutes later handing out flyers for a transvestite show. The bottom picture expresses an essential Louisiana attitude.

All of the N.O. pictures posted this week were shot last Sunday afternoon and evening. After a big dinner with my colleagues that night I got smacked with a nasty and sudden stomach bug. Gradually getting better but imagine, going to New Orleans and losing weight. Haven't gotten any comments written on my friends' blogs but I'll shape up now that I'm home.                    

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ho Hum, Another St. Louis Cathedral

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I've been in three St. Louis Cathedrals. Back home, of course, Versailles and this one in New Orleans. Worth a visit if you are in town - it's right on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter. There were a lot more tourists than the devout when we were there.                         
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Birthplace Of Jazz

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There are lots of street performers in New Orleans' French Quarter. Many of them are of a very high standard. This group was playing traditional Dixieland jazz in the street between St. Louis Cathedral (yes, they have one, too) and Jackson Square.                      

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Coffee With Chicory

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Hi y'all from Nawlins, Louisiana. I actually have work to do the next couple of days but Mrs. C and I walked and walked yesterday afternoon. I took somewhere between a lot and way too many pictures. Overwhelming, fabulous dinner at Galatoire's last night. Quick post, to bed, and up to work today.

This is the renowned (to the tourists, anyway) Cafe du Monde, where they serve beignets, puffy fried pastries coated in powdered sugar, with coffee flavored with chicory. It's a great local tradition, although I'll take my Italian roast, please.

Much more to come.
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