Back from the haze of New Orleans

New Orleans photo by Sonja Quintero

Orleans – Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography

I’m back from The Big Easy and I realized, I slacked off from my blog. Oops. I’ll blame it on the hypnotic haze that came over me there. The heat and humidity hung on me like a cloak, but it didn’t keep me from exploring the gritty jewels of the Crescent City. With my camera in hand, I braved the sweltering temps and preserved for arts sake! I was drawn to all the pulsating colors of the homes in the French Quarter and enjoyed imagining, if I lived there, what color would my shutters be. It feels a little like stepping back in time. Hints of French and Colonial influences everywhere. I could almost hear the clickty-clack of the horse drawn carriages on the cobble stones. The lanterns on every street corner, though electrified, add that old world charm that makes me think of far away places.

My only regret is that I didn’t get to explore St. Louis Cemetery #1. I found out that since March of this year, only tour groups are allowed into the cemetery due to the increased vandalism. Sad. Sad, that people would do that in such a sacred place, and sad that I didn’t get to return there and take more photos.

But, alas, I had to return home and leave all that behind. For now, anyway. I’m already planning a return trip. Next time, during a less extreme climate. And, FYI, if you should find yourself headed in the Summer to New Orleans w/ camera in tow, make sure you protect your gear from the humidity. Keep it closed up in a bag when going from indoor temps to outdoor extremes or everything tends to fog up. But don’t worry, it clears up in about 10 or 15 minutes!

To check out some of my other travels and imagery, see what I have here.

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2 Responses to “Back from the haze of New Orleans”

  1. I had a similar experience in New Orleans, you loose track of time and responsibility! Such a unique place. Love your blog.

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