Friday, June 10, 2011

Morning Glories

French Quarter architecture houses
   Ah, the joys of walking to work in the Quarter. 
   My office is in the heart of the Quarter, on Jackson Square, about three-quarters of a mile from my home in the Quarter's most extreme lakeside-downtown block. Living in the grid is never boring. You can zig and zag, and not follow the same route twice. I'm Pac-Man.
   Because I'm on one side of the street or the other, because the light is different, or perhaps because my mind is fresh and my eyes just opened from sleep, I always see something on these walks I've never seen before. Evenings are different lately. The hot dog-breath of summer and unfinished business oppress me. I often walk straight home and don't go out again until it's finally dark.
   I left about 7:30 this morning and brought my camera, not knowing what I would see. 
Old houses French Quarter
This is the Baure-Dupremont house. Been there since 1793. How do I know this? Because I stopped to read the plaque for the first time in my life
French Quarrter architecture
A favorite pair of dormers over the Nellie Deli looked especially good in the morning sun.
Some guys were already at work, scaling the ladder of success. 
French Quarter people
   Other guys were not. One day, I will arrange my life like this.

9 comments:

  1. you have a wonderful eye, A. i think you need to put all your photos in bookform. :-)
    *I get the first signed copy.

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  2. Thanks, T. I'm just a shutterbug out for fun and practice. But so glad you like my pix. A.

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  3. OK, trying again...I got an error when I hit "post comment" so you may get this twice. Just sayin I agree with Termighty - you have a great eye. I love the one of the guy on the roof. Great perspective. The blue morning glories remind me of my Grandma's place when I was a kid. Love them!

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  4. Aw shucks, can't go wrong with blue morning glories on yellow clapboard! Yer makin' me blush, Mermaid!

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  5. @charlotte - i've had trouble posting here and receiving comments on my blog as well. *sigh*
    @A. - told ya. ;-)

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  6. Arthur, I agree with the others, you've a good eye and a good camera, too. Better than mine, to be sure.

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  7. Thanks, Mimi, the camera does everything these days. I just press the button.

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  8. What kind of lens do you use?

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  9. Dear Anon,
    For these I used a moderately long zoom lens, 55mm to 200mm.
    A.

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