Marigny Cars and Drain Covers

New Orleans, USA, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th,11th and 12th November 2014.

This something of a compound post thematically connected. There are two groups of subjects. One is views in the Marigny district near where I was staying. As we left or came back each day I might take a couple of shots though my main photographic focuses for the day might be quite different. The shots of the cars I took on different occasions on a number of days. And the characteristic New Orleans drain covers are from a number of different locations around town, and at different times.

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This is a place we walked past every morning.  Frenchmen St is the intersection you can see a bit further on.  There is a closer look at the near car in the next image.

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This is a car driven by someone who really knows how to attract the birds.

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One morning there was a garage sale across the road from where we were staying,with some interesting ways of attracting attention.

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Here is a house in the Marigny neighbourhood, maybe Marigny Street, I’m not sure.

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I’m pretty sure this is round the corner in Royal St.

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And definitely this one is, opposite where we used to take coffee every morning, along with Eric Kyte, an English architect who designs hotels.

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Water covers, Algiers Point.

I guess this is what you call street art, whether the New Orleans Government intended it as that or not.

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Sewer cover, Algiers Point.

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Water cover, Arts District.

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Water cover, Arts District.

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Water cover, Arts District.

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Water cover, Arts District.

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This is a Cadillac Superior Hearse, from about 1972.  It was parked just a couple of houses from where we were staying and never moved in the ten days we were there.  I came back and photographed it several times.

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G String Orchestra

Mimi’s in the Marigny, Franklin Ave, New Orleans, USA, 10th November 2014.

We turned up at Mimi’s on the Marigny because as a cajun and creole local tapas restaurant it sounded worth checking out.  Not knowing how crowded it might be we turned up early and out timing worked out to be perfect.  We didn’t even know a band was playing and we got the table right in front.  The food was great and the band was great.

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This is G String Orchestra, especially the three players to the right, the bass accordion and violin.  It can range from a two-piece to a ten-piece band, playing traditional and original eastern European folk and klezmer music or more specifically, pan-Balkan music ranging from romantic waltzes to driving coceks, pulsing horas to foot moving bulgars, heart wrenching greek rembetica ballads to the hungarian czardas!.

This is their website and here are six tracks on their MySpace site.

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Ian, Sarah Jacques in the background.

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Ian.

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Sarah Jacques.

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David.

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Sarah Jacques.

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Sarah Jacques.

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David.

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Garden District

New Orleans, USA, 7th November 2014.

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The first three images are from the morning, probably walking around the Marigny area.  Perhaps this was the day we went to the nursery over the back fence from where we were staying and these are some houses on the way.

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The rest of the images are from the mid to late afternoon.  We are wandering down Bourbon St and this is a fine-looking mule drawing a tourist wagon.  The intersection at St Peter’s St is in the background.

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A little further along Bourbon St, or more precisely just around the corner to Bienville St (or Calle de Bienville as in the historic sign), this is a Cadillac El Dorado from 1974.  The sign on the far  left is for Arnaud’s Restaurant, one of the most famous of New Orleans Restaurants (and probably not cheap).  Perhaps the car belongs to a diner or the owner of the restaurant.

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The rest of the images are from the Garden District, on the other side of Canal St.

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Canal St is so-named because there used to be a canal where the street is now and it forms a boundary between the French Quarter and the Anglo-American zone.  All along Canal St is highly commercial these days but further out we have the Garden District, part of what I have called the Anglo-American zone.

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Halloween had just passed and signs of it remained on the front steps.

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Marigny to Audubon

New Orleans, USA, 4th November 2014.

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This morning we set off to wander around the Marigny district where we were staying (also known as Faubourg Marigny) to see what we could find in the way of local cafés and restaurants for future reference.

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We found a few of those and I was also able to take some photos of some of the charming cottages that abound in the locality.

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Perhaps the house for a rowing team of very short people.

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Later in the afternoon we headed off for Audubon on the tram.  This from the tram on St Charles St, somewhere west of Canal St and the French Quarter.

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Elections were happening.  It’s one thing for there to be a poster for Mary Landrieu, a progressive Democrat senator who was unfortunately defeated in that election.  It seemed particularly strange to see posters for election for Judges.  Surely this cannot be a good thing.  Judges should be impartially selected by the judicial system on the basis of merit.  Electing them must make them susceptible to populist campaigns for irrationally harsh penalties which cannot be in the public interest.

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This is also from the tram.  It looks like some kind of public building but there are no signs to indicate this.  I think it must be a private residence.

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We were here to visit Tina Freeman, a friend who I had met on the ship on my previous trip from Spitzbergen via Greenland to Iceland.  At this stage, I think we have got off the tram and are walking along a side street to her house.

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We also attended a launch of her book Artist Spaces, showing the working spaces of a selection of artists and featuring a series of detailed and carefully composed colour photographs.

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Audubon, Faubourg Marigny, Landscape, Marigny, New Orleans, Photography, Street photography, Travel, USA A rather startling architecture and automobile statement.

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It’s not actually a garage it seems, unless perhaps designed for a Goggomobile.  The car fits but won’t go back into it any further.

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A house with a statuesque large dog in front of the front door.  He didn’t see any need to bark at us.

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