New Orleans: Where color is king

A trio singing for change at the edge of the French Quarter. New Orleans, La. August 2009.
A trio singing for change at the edge of the French Quarter. New Orleans, La. August 2009.

These photos are from my first visit back to New Orelans since 2002, when I moved out of the city after nearly three years of being dragged across the shark-skin rug of Big Easy living and, in retrospect, loving it.

French Quarter residence. New Orleans, La. August 2009.
French Quarter residence. New Orleans, La. August 2009.

I did not visit the heavily damaged areas. My timing was bad, and the trip was short.

Getting people drunk. Again. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Getting people drunk. Again. French Quarter. New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Paintings everywhere just waiting for the right framing. New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Paintings everywhere just waiting for the right framing. New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Between drinks, a breath of smoke-filled, vomit-scented, fresh air. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Between drinks, a breath of smoke-filled, vomit-scented, fresh air. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Something was ripped out of this man. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Something was ripped out of this man. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
Shoes Are Fearless
One clown, four memories. French Quarter, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
I will eat your eyes. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, La. August 2009.
I will eat your eyes. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, La. August 2009.

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