Tuesday March 23, 2010

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.

Chrysler Building from the far East Side

Monday March 22, 2010

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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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.

Cafe' Beignet