Getting Ready for Mardi Gras

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a night-time kind of place with so much music and so many restaurants and people in the streets enjoying themselves. Still it was fun to go out during the day and watch all the local people getting ready for the parades. Everyone decorates themselves and everything else with Mardi Gras beads. Beads decorate the fences in front of homes on the parade … [Read more...]

Street Buskers in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Like many of you, I avoid people in my travel photography. I am always waiting for them to get out of the way. But, after reading the eBook "Rabari: Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe" by Mitchell Kanashkevich, I have been trying to include more people since they add so much context and sense of place. It's not that easy though. It just seems awkward to put a camera right in … [Read more...]

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

My first experience of New Orleans was checking out Bourbon Street at night. The party was on, people were everywhere, music was everywhere, and those bright green drinks were everywhere too. It was actually the week before Fat Tuesday so it was much less crowded than it would be in the height of the event. Since I was expecting crowds and hadn't been there before, I decided … [Read more...]

New Orleans Streetcar

New Orleans, Louisiana

Our goal during our year-long trip around North America has been to see as many parks and beautiful places as possible. We rarely visit cities. But we made an exception for New Orleans. We discovered that we could drive our big truck from our campsite part way into town and park for free alongside the Mississippi river. From there we took one of the streetcars downtown. The … [Read more...]