Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

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The logo below will serve as my primary Ruby Tuesday qualifier.  The rest is the real reason for the post.

Last week I attended the national AIA (American Institute of Architects) convention in New Orleans.  This was my first visit to "Nawlins".  I took my camera nearly everywhere I went, just so I wouldn't miss an opportunity.  Still, since it has a propriatary lithium battery, that I drained...and didn't have a spare on me, I missed a few captures that I would like to have had.  All in all, it was a great week.  The following are images that say New Orleans to me.  What do you think?

Walkin' Thru New Orleans

This last image is from a monument to the immagrants that first settled in New Orleans.  It is located along the River Walk about a half mile from the Convention Center.
The next couple of days I will share some additional images of New Orleans with you.  While you are viewing them, I will be headed out on business again.  This time, to Orlando.  Don't worry, I'll take the camera and share the results when I return.  I will be taking my wife with me and we will be celebrating a belated 37th wedding anniversary.  Our anniversary was Wednesday, May 11, but I was in New Orleans and we were not able to be together for the first time in all of those 37 years.  That won't happen again, I promise.  Have a great week.


  1. Wow, those are great photographs. What a variety of subjects and colors. I'll be going there next March for the Gas Processors Association meeting and am looking forward to it.

  2. ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Driller and his lovely wife, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    Yes, all the photographs yell Nawlins.

    Have a terrific week ahead. :)

  3. Great shots! Happy Anniversary.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  4. Your photos have got me hankering to go to New Orleans myself--with my spouse!


    Did someone mention scarlet
    Or was it red I heard?
    Perhaps it was a varlet
    Or a vermilion bird
    That shouted out the color
    That’s dearest to my heart.
    (It makes me feel much duller
    If red is not a part.)

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Cemetery Red

  5. The sights are to behold, the Big Easy full of unique style. I haven't been to the French Quarter, just to the airport (which isn't even in NO...)

    NOLA is a port city, which allows for the true melting pot from immigrants from all places. Perhaps the pouplation gumbo ( a little of this and that) adds to the coolness of the place. Someday, I'd love to spend some time in NO and have a gastronomic feast!

  6. Great photos...never been to New Orleans. Happy anniversary to you n yours!

  7. My daddy was from NOLA, and I spent 2 weeks there cloistered in the public library doing family research. These shots are definitely NOLA in all of its glory. One day I hope to return. It is a wonderful place.

  8. Beautiful collection of photos..

    Blissful Blue, come and see.

  9. Stunning collection from over yonder. I liked the ruby version of the logo, too, worked for me.

  10. Great photos--yes, you captured the essence of New Orleans. Hope you had a great time there. Mickie :)

  11. Another view from the lens

    I had a different take on the statue of the Immigrants...but I like yours