Wednesday, December 5, 2012

N'Awlins Sights and Sounds

These conventions tend to get crazier as the week goes on, so I've found it's best to get out and about ASAP.

To that end, I ventured into the French Quarter in search of an inexpensive, relatively authentic regional-cuisine dinner. Fortified by a large bowl of wonderfully spicy red beans and rice from the inauspiciously named Daisy Duke's, I wandered around, camera in hand. And I followed my ears to where a ragtag brass band was playing jazz and Christmas carols on a street corner.

As I write this, the strains of "Silent Night" on trombone are drifting up to my fifteenth-floor hotel room. Now that's charm, NOLA-style.

Enjoy the photos.

The USDF convention host hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans

Trolley tracks and lighted palm trees run down the middle of Canal Street
Just another NOLA establishment

Display in a jewelry-store window
Jam session on a French Quarter street corner. I thought this photo looked interesting in B&W.

View of Canal St. from my hotel window, with the Riverwalk in the distance.

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