NOLA has many famous streets, and unique street signage. Traces of Mardi Gras are dotted around the city…look up every now and then and you’ll find beads.
Proof that I was actually in NOLA – a photo of me! Above bottom left. With dear friends MC and Ryann.
It’s hard to comprehend that Canal Street was under 4 feet of water after Hurricane Katrina.
While shooting here, I spoke with the people pictured below on the bench. They asked me what I was doing and who I worked for…later when I mentioned this to MC, she said that it’s this time of year that the city starts crawling with reporters as the Katrina anniversary approaches. So, I imagine these two thought I was someone much more important than I am. 🙂
When I was chatting with them, the guy told me to take a photo of the mural (above right). He explained that it was done by a local artist, and that while he was painting it, he actually LIVED up on scaffolds next to the wall until it was done. To protect his work, I guess? They said they haven’t seen him “since the storm” (locals tend to refer to Katrina as The Storm) so he either didn’t survive, or left and never came back.
I love this photo, also from Frenchman Street:
If you aren’t convinced to visit NOLA yet, I haven’t done my job. The city is full of color and diversity and music and food and art. When you go, make sure to send me a link to your photos! I hope you’ve enjoyed the NOLA series – I’d love your feedback.