new orleans

Quick trip. Two days driving one day visiting. My favorite part of the drive was coming over the bridge friday evening and seeing the city. It was nothing but darkness and cars and water (intracostal waterway?) and then voila – New Orleans sparkling. Beautiful.

Everyone was friendly and between my guides I had a whirligig tour of a few different areas that seemed to blend seamlessly from affluent, charming, colorful and cozy to beaten. Would have been nice to have time to photograph and sketch. So much stunning architecture, tasty food, new to me flora and there’s a quirky feel to the collective interactions. Locals vs. tourists? I don’t know what it was. Not uncomfortable though.

Given more time I would have loved to attend Prospect.1 New Orleans which looks fantastic and takes place in different museums, historical buildings and such across the city. I’ll have to hitch back before January 18th.

Thanks to Kevin for letting me crash his moving weekend.