new orleans

“Life can be so sweet… on the sunny side of the street”

“On the Sunny Side of the Street” – Louis Armstrong (1938)

French Quarter street musician
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photos taken July 1, 2001


“One mint julep was the cause of it all”

“One Mint Julep” – The Clovers (1952)

One of the million-and-one interesting things you can find on the streets of the Big Easy… Here, at 228 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, the aging “Emerson’s Ginger Mint Julep” hand painted exterior advertising mural from days of old.

Photo taken March 19, 2005

The Vampires Chronicled…

The one time residence of author Anne Rice– called “St. Elizabeth’s,” is purportedly one of the largest private residences in the United States. Originally, it was built as a private boarding school, in 1859, and later it was converted into a girls orphanage. The mansion, located on Napoleon Street, in the Garden District of New Orleans, is some 47,000 square feet in size and includes a grand ballroom, and a two story chapel.

Photo taken May 8, 2001.

“Place d’Armes”

American hero Major General Andrew Jackson, the commanding victorious U.S. General at the “Battle of New Orleans” on January 15, during the War of 1812 against Great Britain– atop his horse: a statue created by famous American sculpture Clark Mills and erected in 1856 at the center of Jackson Square, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. This statue is one of four identical works that were produced by Mills.

The steeple and Cross of the St. Louis Cathedral stand as a prominent partner in this photograph, taken in July of 2001. [/caption]

“…oh Lord I want to be in that number…”

“When the Saints Go Marching In” – Louis Armstrong

Dixieland Jazz
in The Vieux Carré
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo taken March 18, 2005

“Light of the World…”

“Forever Reign” – Hillsong (2012)

Taken on a 2001 business trip to New Orleans… The French Quarter at Christmas time is something really special. Although this statue is lighted year round, as it is here in this photo, seeing it for the first time back then during the Christmas season left an indelible mark on me… something that would “bear fruit” many years later…

The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France
Rear Courtyard
Vieux CarrĂ© – French Quarter
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo taken December 2001