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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.

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