Sunday, September 03, 2006
Creepy side of New Orleans- Tribute Day 4
Part of New Orleans charm is that things can get a little creepy in the Big Easy...
Looks like the set for a Hitchcock film
Romeo spikes (on the pole in left of pic) were originally a way to keep young men from climbing up or escaping down the balconies
Lots of formidable gates in New Orleans. This one was in a less wealthy area of the French Quarter
This strikes me now as foreshadowing Katrina which came 6 months after our visit- Unfortunately after Katrina it wouldn't stand out now among hundreds (thousands?) still missing
Our Vampire tour guide Chaz sharpening his nails. You can check out his vampire New Orleans site here.
We had a guy tagging along behind the tour group which concerned Rick until he helped our guide with a prop- then Rick realized the reason he followed a few feet behind was for our security. Didn't get a pic of him, but he goes by Lord Micah, and you can see him here.
Marie Laveau - Voodoo Queen
Homemade voodoo doll we found (but did NOT touch) on the street in the French Quarter
Loved this creepy tree on our stroll around Jackson Square
Full moon New Orleans
Zen was not meditating at 10:28 AM