29 NOLA in B&W

New Orleans has a somewhat turbulent past; control of the city passed from the French, to the Spanish and back to the French before being sold to the United States for the grand sum of $15m in 1803.


Walking around the grand old homes of the Garden District, it's hard to imagine New Orleans being anything but tranquil. I can almost still see a horse and carriage turning into the stables adjacent to one of the breathtaking Southern estates; women in flowing dresses with nipped in waists and elaborately curled hair waiting anxiously in the parlour for their husbands to return home.


Everywhere we ate was amazing. Dinner on Saturday night was at Cafe Irene's - not only was the food sensational, but the waiters were exceptionally entertaining. Pimms Cups at Napoleon House beforehand were just the thing to combat the sticky heat.


I didn't want to shoot this day in anything but black and white, it seemed so fitting for some reason. It captures the feel of the gorgeous Garden District and restaurants in the French Quarter beautifully, although it's hard to do the graciousness of the area justice.

From New York, with love xox

29 comments:

Notting Hill Girl said...

Love these photos, you really capture the essence of every city you visit!

plaits and paisley said...

Wow fabulous! Makes me want to jump on a plane and hight tail over there.
The plantation houses must be gorgeous. The strings of beads on the fence are intriguing.
Wonderful photos that really convey the feeling of the city x

Sam said...

I love that you did this post in black and white...I've always heard of New Orleans as a very 'colorful' place and seeing these photos adds a different and unusual insight. Loved your writing and descriptions of the city, please start penning a book! I still can't get over that it was actually sold! The shot with the bicycle is somehow my favourite, i could see it on a greeting card. Have a great week sweety!

Heather said...

Just incredible. I could practically smell the bourbon just looking at these shots. Also, I LOVED the way you composed the shot of you two holding coffee. Brilliant!

Cheers,
Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Anna said...

I loved Heathers comment! Although after my big weekend with too much alcohol I'm glad I couldnt almost smell the bourbon :P I loved your natural creativity with shooting the adventure in B&W and bringing it to us that way. It did actually make it feel more apt. I absolutely adored that sign re. $10 charge if you're grouchy, mean etc....It needs to go in EVERY restaurant around the world! People being rude or disrespectful to wait staff honestly makes my stomach churn. P.s New Orleans was where they had that terrible terrible hurricane wasnt it? its amazing to see how far they've come since then. Hope you & lovely husband c had a magical time.

xx

Anna said...

P.s I loved seeing that gorgeous Fedora you bought in Nasville make an appearance - you inspired me this past weekend & I rocked a hat too! x

jane. said...

Beautiful photos!!!
I've got to say it's a place that really wasn't on the must see list until seeing it through your lens!
The strings of pearls on the fence are so lovely. Do you know if they mean anything? Jx

trishie said...

I love these black and white pics. New Orleans looks and sounds like a pretty cool place to visit.

Eliza Jane said...

Hahaha I *love* that restaurant sign!!

PAPS said...

It is so different in B&W. The photos mean so much more some how in B&W.
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EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Wow, i think these might be my favorite photos of yours. They are absolutely beautiful. I love those two photos of you guys looking at eachother. I have yet to go to new orleans, but it’s on my bucket list.

xo everything-pretty.com

Eve.H said...

Another great trip, pictures look amazing and you´re right, black and white give it a great feel. :) Hope you´ve had a nice start of the new week :)
xo Eve.h

Cara said...

I absolutely love New Orleans, it's a really magical place and your black and white pictures captured it perfectly. Hope you got some beignets and a po'boy!

Veronica said...

Looks like you had a great time in my city :)
It truly is a magical place :) Love the pics... makes me happy to live here!

Giovanna said...

Great photos! I definitely need to make it out to Nola soon!

xx
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hello, Friday said...

How wonderful! xoxo
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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

New Orleans is the one place I've always wanted to visit in the US. I've read so much about the place. I could almost visualize the place as you tell the story. Wish I could travel in your suitcase!

Making Me Smile said...

Oh New Orleans! It feels like I was there yesterday looking at your photos. The beads too! They are everywhere, and how amazingly beautiful are the houses in the Garden District. Hope you had some yummy beignets!

Lucent Imagery said...

Ah so happy to see these! So glad you had a great time. Aren't those homes in the Gardens District incredible? Did you see anyone running along the trolley tracks in the middle with their dogs? We saw a few doing that. Such gorgeous photos that have taken me straight back there. (p.s. I loved seeing all the dogs everywhere in NYC too. A couple of the dogs in my card set were snapped in NY. It's such a novelty for us Aussies isn't it? I think it's great how integrated they are into urban life and I am slowly seeing more of it here in Australia which is exciting.)

Fashion Blawger said...

No Cafe du Monde beignet pics? :)

Anyway, lovely pics. When I think of this city I think of it in b&w so it is cool to see them posted in a grayscale. Thanks for sharing!

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Sam said...

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to stop by and drop a comment :)
I am finally back, sad to be because I miss Spain already, my favourite city being Madrid, the street style was incredible, everyone is so well-dressed and stylish. Loved the architecture of Seville and Salamanca as well. Made so many wonderful friends from Oz on the tour :)

Emily | Recently said...

Just gorgeous! Would love to visit New Orleans one day. There's some amazing history and culture there!

Beauty Follower said...

It is a place that i want to visit... someday!

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

AHH so wonderful place and post:) I hope you will have a great week dear:)

LOVE Maria

aki! said...

I wish that you had shot in color. Black and White makes me crave a bright, beautiful photo like no other.

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Veronica said...

Wow :) your Jimmy Choos are beautiful! I went shopping this past weekend for wedding shoes and the best one were these peep toe shiny gold ones... Probably gonna go back to get them!! Did you find them to be comfy all night??

Saskia said...

Wow, you captured that city nicely! Fantastic pics.

miss b said...

Great pictures and so wonderful in black and white. It looks such an interesting place and I love the sign in the restaurant.
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Heather said...

Who knew when I read this post that I would now live in Nola!!

Hope this comment finds you well! Miss our correspondence.

Cheers,
Heather

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