New Orleans is my favorite city. We lived there, just a few blocks from City Park, until I was about 10, before moving to the Pacific NW for my mothers work. I was upset about it for a very long time growing up. Now as an adult, I still live in the PNW, Portland, OR to be exact, and I couldn't be happier. New Orleans is always on my mind though. My husband and I go back every year and spend a whole week eating and exploring the city, but mostly eating.
With today being the first day of Mardi Gras, Kings Day, and Fat Tuesday just around the corner, I am quite nostalgic. I spent most of my day cooking, Red Beans and Rice (quinoa actually), hush puppies and a king cake for dessert. The left overs of the king cake will surely go to work tomorrow with my husband as I would eat the whole thing if it stayed in the house.
These are just a few of my photos of New Orleans. One of my favorite things is going shortly after Mardi Gras and seeing all of the beads caught in the trees, and the fences lined with years of collected beads. You can see more of my photos in my self published book, Adventures in Lomography - NEW ORLEANS. Published in 2013. There are also a few of the prints available in my shop, as prints and mounted on woodblocks.
For those of you not from Nola, but love New Orleans or just plain love cajun food or sweets, stay tuned for more posts between now and Mardi Gras.