Sunday, December 26, 2010

new orleans, day one

my last minute trip has been wonderful so far
the flight was quick, and when we arrived the skies where blue
and the sun was warm
(left: a view of the swamps from the plane and right: our hotel)

we strolled down canal st to the mississippi
watched the riverboat "natchez" float by

wondered along the river

stopped for gumbo and crab cakes

around jackson square

around the gates of the square where local artists
above shanira and her drawing i purchased for a dollar
(i hope i get to see her again, i think i owe here more money)

i also got a "reading" from oscar
but that will be a whole post on its own!!!

cafe du monde
across from the square
famous for their beignet
(or heart attack on a plate!)

holiday spirit

after diner we went on the "ghost tour"
it was fun to wonder the streets at nite
learning the history of many building
each one having a ghost attached to it
on the left our group's feet, i was trying to set my camera flash
our guide told us that 90% of the group will capture some "orbs"
or spirits in their photos
on the right the back of st louis cathedral
and the little bubbles are the orbs!!!!

another view of st louis
no orbs???


Lost Aussie said...

Im so envious - we are in the middle of a blizzard! xoxo

Irene said...

I love ghost tours. Wonderful trip.

Joanne Huffman said...

great photos! I'm headed to New Orleans this spring and your pictures whet my appetite.

justgilly said...

ghost tour....and orbs in your photo....what fun!

Carmi Cimicata said...

I am so happy to see these photos! We love those happy fried donuts......hope you had a plate for me!

Karen said...

Hey Nancy
I am going next week! Let me know if you find some places that are a must!

Lisa said...

wow..just catching up and these are spectacular!!

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