Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What a Week in The Big Easy!

What a Week!

Everyone with whom I met, dined, bowled, worshiped, interviewed, photographed, paraded and second-lined could not have been more welcoming.

I hope you enjoy the photos and video clips from my Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 stay in New Orleans.
As I visit and add more cities, just click on "New Orleans" for a link to those specific pages.

They are truly a City of Saints.
Below is a sample of what is included.

Best regards,
Stephen Young
The Original City Photo Journal for Curious Travelers

My week in New Orleans included:

The funk 'n blues sounds of Eddie Vinson and the Top Notes at the 'only in New Orleans' Rock 'n Bowl

Eclectic Oak Street restaurants and galleries

The recently re-opened classic diner, The Camellia Grill

FAB - one of the best independent art and book shops in the country.

Sizzling char-grilled oysters at Acme

Great shopping including inside pics and video clips from Papier Plume, Absinthe Museum of America, Rubensteins Men's, Meyer the Hatter, Louisiana Music Factory, Boutique du Vampyre, James H. Cohen & Sons (antique weapons and coins),

An evening with some of the city's young, curious professionals at IgniteNOLA

Receiving the gift of painted coconuts straight from the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Strolling the Bywater

Spending an afternoon in the Lower 9th with author and community spokesperson Ronald Lewis

Second Lining with the C.T.C. Steppers

Imbibing with Lisa and Joann and the extended family of Kajun's Pub

Celebrating at St. Augustine Catholic Church

Experiencing (on the street and above) my first Carnival parade

Visits to the WWII and Ogden Southern Art Museums

Various scenes around the city - including food, streetcars, and plenty of Who Dat-loving Saints fans

And finally, beginning my visit learning to blow glass at New Orleans School of Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

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