Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sign of the times - New Orleans Tribute 5

Here are some famous (infamous?) signs of New Orleans...

I will post again tomorrow with the final tribute. It will be my favorite set of pics, from cemetery Number One which I think was hit pretty hard judging from the Parish in which it's located. I want to finish up because I have another post of pics from our trip to Ground Zero to post on 9/11.

Paul McCartney slept here. So did we, though not in the Paul McCartney suite. My husband tried to get it since it was our honeymoon, but it was booked already :( We did end up with a pretty nice suite - with living room kitchen and bedroom so he did good :) Next time we're getting one with a balcony.

Not just the French Quarter- the Spanish had a lot of influence on New Orleans as well

Some good French Quarter Blues and Jazz joints- wanna get back for the Jazz Festival
at some point too

I was really proud of my husband that he humored me and we ventured in this shop! I'm sure it was a new experience for him with all his "don't ask don't tell" job history!

Didn't see Harry on this trip :( We had caught him in concert the summer before in Cleveland

Did meet HARRY ANDERSON who owns this magic shop in the French Quarter

We were both too scared to venture in here

This reminds me of someone I knew long ago...

One of many Tennessee Williams namesakes- This one obviously for Stella Kowalski of Streetcar Named Desire fame. I want to get back down here for the Tennessee Williams Festival one year

Luckily we saw no pirates (even after drinking the Hurricanes) though we did see vampires (see previous post)

Hurricane Number one.... Hand grenades came later

Decided to forego the Absinthe...Don't they know it can kill you??? Hmmm.... Maybe that explains our reaction to Hurricanes and Hand grenades while partaking in them during our stay

Hair of the dog... Needed one of these the day after the Hurricane/Hand grenade debacle

We didn't have the extra dollar after drinking all the Hurricanes, and after them we would have really needed it ;)

Wasn't actually in New Orleans but a stop on our way in from Nashville- didn't partake in one of these. Thought about it, but it was attached to a gas station and we only enjoy that dining experience when desperate


Gareth said...

I like posts like this that tell a story. Thanks for sharing all of this for us. I know how long it must have taken to do this ;)
Thankyou :)

state of grace said...

Thanks Gareth. They have taken some time but I've enjoyed editing and creating with the pics.

The final tribute from Cemetery Number One is posted. Tomorrow morning I will post a few pics from Ground Zero in honor of the five year anniversary of Sept 11th.