27 NOLA in colour


As much as photographing it in black and white seemed essential to convey the graciousness of the homes in the Garden District, NOLA is a city of vibrant colour. The French Quarter is redolent with history and brimming with life. The area is home to some beautiful architecture, designed and built in days long-gone; indulgent food that is big on taste (and bigger on calories) and inspiring art you can wander around looking at for hours.


As pretty as it is, the area does have a seedy underbelly, so be careful if you're walking there late at night especially around Bourbon St. The revellers are so busy revelling that you don't want to get in their way (unless you're planning on joining them).

From New York, with love xox

27 comments:

Heather said...

These are lovely! I can hear that fountain bubbling as I look at it. It begs for an afternoon spent sipping tea sitting next to it. Mr. A & I have been wanting to head to Nola to see some friends. Some of these photos evoke memories I have of Savannah, have you been? I think you'd love it! We try to go every month.

P.S.- Thank you for the suggestions on my birthday list, there are most appreciated! (I would recommend The Great Gatsby, it's beautifully written. I'm a sucker for Fitzgerald.)

Cheers,
Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Lucent Imagery said...

Yay, more NOLA! I took a photo of that animal art antiques sign too! I adored the architecture and the pot plants all over the verandahs. Lovely. We were warned by some Americans we met there that we should leave Bourbon St by midnight, as it gets uglier after that. We did each night and were shocked when some fellow conference delegates were the victim of the seedy side. But still we had such a wonderful time in this city and spent one afternoon in the garden district sitting on a bench speaking to locals.

hello, Friday said...

What a great natural lighting! Makes everything beautiful!! xoxo
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Anna said...

I loved going over and over these pictures - there was something about them that I felt I could almost feel the sunshine and hear and taste the sounds and sights. I have always said I'd get to New Orleans ...for the mardi gras - but you have officially put it on the map for reasons other than that now :) P.s I couldn't love your outfit in the last picture anymore. Be still my beating heart and the maxi skirt you are rocking beautifully. xx
p.s YAY for a return home for a visit!!!! Make sure you drink as much coffee in that time as possible. That is one thing I know i'll miss whilst away from Perth for 4 1/2 months...the coffee!

plaits and paisley said...

I love tagging along on your lovely photo tours!
New Orleans looks very genteel during the day and I imagine is very vibrant at night. Great pics x

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

It's hard to believe that there's a seedy side to such a beautiful area. The architecture and from your description, the culture, is so different from what I see in Europe.

Eliza Jane said...

Wow, this place is gorgeous! I would love to go there! And, I miss being around so much greenery without being paranoid of spiders.....

Thank you for your lovely comment on my S&TC post, btw. x

PAPS said...

Wow what can I say Hope these are such gorgeous travel photos almost makes me want to go there next summer when I plan to visit the US.
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Sascha said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Sam said...

Hi darling, thanks for your kind comments. I made to the Alhambra, I posted the pictures a few weeks back, isn't it amazing? I didnt get a chance to go to Barcelona, but I am sure I missed out. How was it? I am always inspired and awe-struck by your beautiful photography. I find it so quaint and a little mystifying that this is in the US, because the architecture tells a different European tinged story.

Emily | Recently said...

Beautiful pics as always! And, to answer your question, the camping in went perfectly! The boys had so much fun! I've been loving your Insta pics from Chicago too. :)

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Making Me Smile said...

Its so beautiful and full of history isn't it? I love it!

navy and orange said...

beautiful!

xoxo navy & orange

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Gorgeous photos! I have been wanting to go there for so long! It’s on my bucket list this year... hope all is well and you are staying COOL in NYC. How gross is it?!

xo everything-pretty.com

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Oh my God…This is so so cool. Your blog totally rocks!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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Kamela said...

Totally beautiful photos! I really felt the cooling effects of the water fountain and the refreshment of seeing it! Perfect for the hottest day in Toronto!!!

Sunny & Star said...

Everything looks absolutely amazing! I would definitely love a trip there.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Eve.H said...

I believe that black and white wouldn´t express the atmosphere as well as these color pics do. Everything looks so amazing ;)
xo Eve.h
PS: Thank you so much for all your wishes and thoughts. I´m sure it helped me during my trip to Italy ;)

Beauty Follower said...

NIce photos!
Have a great day ;)

About Last Weekend said...

Hi nice to meet you, came through Candy and Chocs. Love your blog. Is that you in the pleated skirt? What a gorgeous outfit

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

It's so gorgeous but seeing those pictures of you you were even better! You look so pretty, so nice and summery! xoxox

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Oooh LOVE Nola!! I spend a lot of time there because my husband is from there. Cafe Amelie is where we held my sister-in-law's bridal shower. Very lovely photos! Wish I was there!

xo
Venessa
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rolala said...

I've yet to visit NOLA but I really enjoyed seeing it through your eyes. It looks amazing in color and I'm glad they've been able to rebuild and come back to such vibrance there after all these years.

Thanks for the positive energy! Stay cool Hope!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Lindsay K said...

Lovely pictures.

Sam said...

Hi dear, thanks for stopping by :) I hope that you are having better weather than we are here, temperatures are in the minuses. Looking forward to spring! Hope you had a relaxing weekend.

Karolína Javůrková said...

Nice pic!

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