A little over a year ago, Mark surprised me with a weekend trip to New Orleans.
Sorry it’s taken so long to share the trip with you, but I thought I had lost my camera’s memory card, but fortunately, I found it the other day, so I thought I’d share some of the images we shot and tell you a little about our trip.
We were there for only a few days but we packed in quite a bit.
We stayed in this incredibly lovely bed & breakfast on St. Charles Avenue, just steps from the trolley line. (We always like to stay in historic homes when we travel without our dogs!)
And, yes, we did ride the trolley line the entire way, and I shot a few images of two ornate buildings near downtown.
The first full day we went on a several-hour bike tour.
We explored downtown, the seashore, neighborhoods, and parks.
We stopped briefly in one of the neighborhoods, and Mark captured these two photos of a lovely old Victorian.
Afterwards, Mark and I walked through some downtown streets. Despite it being January, the streets were wall-to-wall people and since neither of us likes crowds or drinking, nor did we feel like shopping, we didn’t stay very long.
After that, we got in our car and drove through neighborhoods looking at houses (a favorite pastime of ours).
The thing that I most wanted to see were the corbels (since I seem to be addicted to them), and the numerous shots we took do seem to confirm that diagnosis.
(My favorites are the second and third images below. What are yours?)
The next day, we went by an architectural salvage retail store (and, sorry, I didn’t take any photos). I won’t tell you which one, but I have to say it was a disappointment. I was hoping to find a treasure or two to take home.
We also explored some of the very old and crumbling cemeteries near downtown.
We read many of the monuments and admired the iron fences.
Graveyards always seem to have the prettiest fences.
After eating another tasty meal, it was time to head for home.
All in all, we had a really good time, and we’re looking forward to another trip there.