Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Orleans Souvenirs: Day 1

It stormed the first night we were there, casting a pretty pink glow over everything, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square:
Other highlights on day one of our vacation/honeymoon in the Big Easy:
- Seth's first taste of beignet ever at
Cafe Du Monde--one bite and Seth was hooked. This was our first of three visits.- World's best hamburgers with a Neptune's Monsoon to wash it down at Port of Call. Unfortunately, I was too full (if your idea of the perfect baked potato is equal parts potato and sour cream, don't miss theirs!) to get a picture, so here's the next best thing. This isn't Port of Call, though. I liked how the window framed the customers and this was my attempt at capturing an Edward Hopper / Nighthawks kind of feel. Apparently there's more than one world's best burger in Nawlins:- A nightcap at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. It looks like it wouldn't take much more than a gust of wind to blow this candle-lit building down, but it's been around since the late 1700s, surviving two fires that destroyed practically all the buildings in the French Quarter. We heard that there's a 100-year-old white pianist here who sings like Louis Armstrong. Sadly, he must have had the night off.If you want to see more--A LOT more--check out my New Orleans set on flickr.

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