I threw a teaser in my Changing Season’s post letting you all know that hubby and I were in new New Orleans. That trip was not just New Orleans, at least not for me, and now that I’ve been home a couple of days to reflect back on the trip I’m excited to share a few of the images I was able to capture while away.
The NOLA leg of the trip consisted of my hubby, my sister, her husband and a friend of mine all taking in the sites, sounds and tastes of The Big Easy. It is hard to put into words all that New Orleans is. I’ll do my best to show you.
New Orleans is the people. The culture of the people here has many contributing influences, combining history and traditions of Creoles, Cajuns, Spaniards, French, Irish, Italians, enslaved Africans and free people of color.
We happened to be in town the weekend that the Dallas Cowboys played the New Orleans Saints. Apparently a deep football rivalry runs between the two. Many Texans were in town which added a layer of intensity and excitement to the people of the city. I could personally care less about football, however, the anticipated outcome of this game led to one heck of a fun street car ride hollering “Who Dat” (the Saint’s trademark chant) to all new passengers and pedestrians.
New Orleans is also the architecture. The historical influences that made the people what they are, has also created the cityscape that exists there today.
My favorite part of The Crescent City was the music. Musicians and bands were everywhere. All the street corners, the restaurants and even some of the little shops. Even if the music wasn’t live, it was always present.
Visiting NOLA was a rich experience and I was happy to finally make it down there.