Topiary Bull on St. Charles

Topiary on St. CharlesIt’s a stormy day here in New Orleans, but I made it to and from work on my bike before the downpours.  I stopped on my way home to snap a picture of this topiary bull in the yard of a fancy house at St. Charles and Arabella.  Continue reading

House at St. Louis and N. Prieur

House on St. Louis and N. PrieurIt was a crisp, sunny day in New Orleans, and I took the Saturday for a nice, long bike ride around town.  There was a bazaar over on Broad and Bienville, so I rode down to the Quarter and then over toward Mid-City on St. Louis.  Continue reading

Blooming Flowers on Baronne

Flowers on BaronneI’ve noticed recently that I take a lot of pictures of thing that represent the rundown parts of this city.  That’s partly because that’s most of what this city is–rundown and largely abandoned–but why this is and how this could be different is also largely what I think about when I’m tooling around this place.  Continue reading

Bike Rack at Race and Magazine

Bike rack at Race and MagazineIt’s getting rather nippy here in New Orleans.  I know, I know, I’ve lost perspective since leaving the chilly climes of the Northeast many years ago.  But cold is cold, and that’s what I was today.  Continue reading

Bathroom Graffiti in the Marigny

GraffitiTonight was a lovely night for a bike ride–cool and dark and cloudy and threatening rain.  That might not sound like a nice night for a ride, but it fit me perfectly.  This weekend is the New Orleans Fringe Festival, so I rode down to the Bywater to join M. for a puppet show.  I Continue reading

Tony at Tulane

TonyI have been without my trusty digital camera for several days and it has been rough.  I’ve been riding my bike around every day, unable to photodocument what I see!  I finally lost it last night and went out to buy a new one.  Of course, that meant I found my old one.  Continue reading

Bywater Neighborhood Association Annual Mirliton Festival

Mirliton FestivalToday was another jaw-droppingly beautiful day in New Orleans. It was warm and sunny with a blue sky, and any plans I had to stay inside and work quickly went out the window. I hopped on my bike and rode down to the Bywater for the annual Mirliton Festival celebrating this local produce. Continue reading

On Piety

On PietyToday reminded me of summer.  I rode my bike just to ride and taste the wind.  The day started with rain, but then it let up and the sun was shining and I felt free, zipping through Uptown for a lunch date with A.  I wasn’t sure where my bike would take me after that, but I overheard some folks talking about some installation art on Piety.  Continue reading

Prospect 1 Sculpture at Tulane

Public Art at TulaneIt is Prospect New Orleans: P.1 time. This is a huge international art biennial taking place right here in NOLA. The cryptic P.1 yard signs started popping up up a month or two ago and the big opening night party drew crowds on November 1. Continue reading

Voting By Bike

Cast VoteIt’s Election Day, and I woke up excited to participate in the pageant that is the United States Democracy. Everyone was predicting record turnout and long waits at the polls, so I had planned to go first thing in the morning, be there for the doors at 6am. Continue reading