USA road trip 2013. Part 2 – Louisiana
After a few wonderful days in the State of Florida, Anneli and I had just a short drive through the States of Alabama and Mississippi to our next stop. We cruised into Louisiana and drove straight to one of the cities we were both so excited to visit. New Orleans – home of great food, great music and great history.
Part 1: Florida
Part 2: Louisiana (this one)
Part 3: Mississippi
Part 4: Tennessee
Part 5: South Carolina and Georgia
2013 Road trip map
New Orleans architecture
More New Orleans architecture
Napoleon house – New Orleans
Loved the Napoleon House bar with all its history which epitomises the look and feel of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Established in 1797, it is surely one of the oldest businesses in New Orleans. History just oozes from the streets and corners of the French Quarter which made it great for photography. It was difficult not to just keep shooting, whether the architecture, residents or historic details of the city.
New Orleans pharmacy
New Orleans voodoo shop
Napoleon House Black and White
Hurricane drinks to get you in the mood
New Orleans street
St Peter street – New Orleans
New Orleans band
Performing to the balconies
Resting performer in New Orleans
New Orleans street scene
Hanging ivy – New Orleans
Watering the plants
Boarded up – New Orleans
Street parade – and a good day to you sir
Off down the pub
Law enforcement – New Orleans style
New Orleans architecture 2
New Orleans private residence
Man and dog
New Orleans corner
Old and New
Name says it all. Was my dream to have a few drinks here….and did we just..
It is one of those iconic streets in the world that is renowned for vibrant night-life and it did not disappoint. From the neon lit takeaway restaurants, very cheap alcohol by the bucket, tourists from all over the world, teenage Americans trying to get around the U21 prohibition, exotic entertainment of every kind and live music pumping out the doorways. You cannot but have a great time here.
Early festivities – Bourbon Street
Exotic Bars and Bras
Drunken Burrito – where depressed burrito’s go for solace
No idea – he was just dancing there.
Voodoo lovely – New Orleans
Twilight with no Vampires – New Orleans
It says it all – New Orleans
Canon 1Dx performing in lowlight
Going so fast, he stood still – Street performer, New Orleans
Late Night sets
Thats a lot of Coke
New Orleans history all over the place
Posh texting – New Orleans
Blue and Yellow houses – New Orleans
A beer or three
More New Orleans Architecture
Matassas – New Orleans
A Rocking Dwelling
Crossroads at the House of Blues
The Natchez riverboat – New Orleans
Local residents – They do know the best places to quench their thirsts
Taking the Streetcar – New Orleans
Streetcar – New Orleans
Lafayette Cemetery – New Orleans
Lafayette Cemetery – New Orleans
Lafayette Cemetery resident (alive)
No place to be at night
Somewhere on Magazine street
The Antebellum Houses of the Garden district
Local New Orleans tunes
At a clothing shop, we got talking to a local resident who told us that we have to head to Frenchmen Street to get the true feel of New Orleans and because we had pretty much done all the tourist things in the Bourbon street area, we took a walk. We had some shrimp and grits for dinner before pub hopping to find some of the local music. We found this awesome little place – The Spotted Cat Music Club and watched the fantastic Chaz Washboard Blue trio.
Waiting for the show – the Spotted Cat, New Orleans
The Spotted Cat, New Orleans
Washboard Chaz Blues trio – The Spotted Cat, New Orleans
Washboard Chaz Blues trio – Getting down
Great work. Nice change to see the urban jungle through your lens.
Thanks Vinayak. I do try a little travel stuff every now anf then. Cheers for stopping by.
Hope you are well and getting out there with your camera. I do miss India and really need to book another trip.