New Orleans, December 2012
New Orleans was my overnight stop during my road trip to Houston, TX. It was quite cloudy that day, and I was freaking out about crossing Lake Pontchartrain. As you can see in the bottom picture, all I could see was sky and road…and water on both sides.
Once I was situated in my hotel room, I captured a few shots of the view from my window. Looking at these buildings had me thinking of my stays in New York. This was my 2nd visit to New Orleans, but my first time staying in the French Quarter and visiting the business district. As I walked around, I felt like I was in a NY/Atlantic city hybrid. I mean no disrespect to any of these cities. It’s just how I felt.
I only got to see this because I was searching for a Wells Fargo bank in New Orleans. The state of Louisiana doesn’t have Wells Fargo OR Bank of America. Like, none.
I’m glad I brought my camera as I walked around because I was able to snap an image of this trolley car statue. So, on the left is the front of the statue, and on the right is a close up of one of the “windows”. I love the painting of this girl so much.
I am sure there is more to New Orleans than what I saw in less that the 24 hours I was there. I did the usual and had beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and I visited the Museum of Southern Food, but I need more time to see everything New Orleans has to offer. It is an easy drive (for me), so I’ll be back to explore the city again soon.