NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Post office building on Third Avenue.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – In the morning at Lever House on Park Avenue.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I captured this lovely morning light out my window.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Back home. Once again the weather is cold and wet. This is my second try of a post for this date. The first was a personal memorial for a 24-year-old woman who was evidently killed when her bicycle was hit by a car – it was moving in person but not a good photograph. On March 26 I took it down and replaced it with this image, also taken on March 23, of the Chrysler Building from a long ways away (just north of the UN), which I think is more interesting.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – A day on foot in New Orleans. The French Quarter feels like a tourist trap – not much to photograph that hasn’t been done many, many times before. Walked around the Garden District – there are still many Katrina-damaged houses and public buildings around the edges of the Garden District. Again, this is an old (and mostly unfairly told) story so I skipped it. I’ve settled on the following image (up to my old tricks) – Zion Lutheran Church on St. Charles Street. This is a Missouri Synod church. The congregation was founded in 1847 by German immigrants. The present building dates to 1871. Its gothic architecture bears a relationship to the churches that I’ve been photographing in Connecticut, which is what attracted me to it.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – A long day of food related activities, mostly outdoors. Unseasonably low temperatures and heavy overcast skies generally made photography unpleasant. This is from a breakfast of beignets and cappuccino at Cafe’ Beignet in the French Quarter. Continued a self-quided beignet tour at the more famous Cafe du Monde but the crowds were appalling and the light very poor.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Lunch at the Parkway Bakery and Tavern in New Orleans. Known for outstanding po’boy sandwiches – the fried oyster po’boy is heavenly. Thanks to Dickie Brennan for bringing me to this icon. This is Jay Nix, the owner. Here is a podcast featuring Jay: Jay Nix podcast