Before we get to my weekend in New Orleans, some more good news: I just won a New York Institute of Photography travel photography course! Woohoo! Which is exactly what I shouted when I saw my name on the website. I didn’t at all expect to win since there were so many entries, but there you are. The unexpected certainly does happen.
The best part is I really do think it’ll help me take my photography to the next level, and I can’t wait to get started. Yay.
So, New Orleans. I’ll try to hit the highlights – there were a bunch – from one of my favorite cities. It was my fourth visit in five years, and I realized that I just need to make it an annual pilgrimage. The place feeds my soul with its beautiful people, fascinating history and culture, music everywhere, and, duh, the food.
I stayed at Le Richelieu, where I’ve stayed once before. It’s in the French Quarter on Chartres (which the locals pronounce “charters”). The hotel is lovely in every way, and my only beef is they don’t have those cute one-cup coffee makers in the rooms. Meaning I’m the only person in the lobby wearing pajamas to get a cup to carry back upstairs.
I took a lot of photos and haven’t had time to process them all yet, but here are a few to tide you over until I can do more next week.
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