Last year I went back to New Orleans for my High School Reunion -- yes, I was fortunate enough to grow up in New Orleans. It was a unique place to live, eat and have fun!! After all, there is no place like New Orleans! I had a great time reconnecting with friends whom I haven't seen in years.
After it was over, my friend Anna and I picked up her daughter A, and drove around taking photos. We would just stop on the street, then A & I would get out of the car each snapping photos....poor Anna, she put up with it, but I know she wanted to be in on the photography too! She's the best, and one of my most long-term friends. We've know each other since 3rd grade. Can't believe it's been so long!
It was really hard to narrow it down. Some I am posting are more nostalgic than true contenders. You'll notice I was in an artsy mood when I took the photos. So anyway, here are some of the photos that I chose to consider:
|My High School, which is now an elementary school.|
|Can't have pictures of New Orleans without|
|In the middle of uptown, there is is smoke stack.|
|Pretty flower from Anna's sister's yard.|
|Another must have, the magnificent oak trees|
|So beautiful and majestic|
|And the moss, I forgot how beautiful New Orleans is!|
|Although a lot of New Orleans has recovered from|
Katrina, a lot has not. It was tough to see!
|I love all the paned windows, and the iron railings.|
|Random sculpture hanging off the side of a building.|
|Breaux Mart (the other way Schwegmann's) for groceries.|
|Paned windows and iron fences|
|New Orleans Water Meter....always loved then|
|Oysters, gotta have oysters!|
|Public Garbage can...not bad looking!|
|The Mighty Mississippi and the Bridges.|
Although I never remember seeing a sandbar.
|A tug and a ship...that thing was moving along, and fast!|
|A stop sign in the trolly tracks....who'e supposed to read it?|
|And you can't go to New Orleans without getting |
|It sure was good!!!|
|The fence around Jackson Square|
|St Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square|
|Detail of St Louis Cathedral Spire|
|Beautiful iron work.|
|On our way across Lake Pontchartrain, a rainbow.|
Perfect end to a wonderful trip!