I wonder if I’m not feeling a certain longing to get back to New Orleans these days? It seems lately let I’m always stopping on that series of photos when I’m selecting each weeks wallpaper candidate. Of course, each picture tells a slightly different story although it’s in the same general area. And when dealing with the ‘Big Easy’ there’s as many different perspectives to just from as there are ways to prepare crayfish.
It’s one of the oldest streets in the city dating back to the French Colonial era, and is most well-known for the antique shops, art galleries, and stately hotels that line its sides as it runs through New Orleans’ French Quarter and tourist district. With its well-preserved architecture and vivid flora, Royal Street is certainly one of the most beautiful streets of the entire city and a favorite spot for photography. But it’s also renowned for it’s famous restaurants you have to choose from; Brennan’s, Mr. B’s, Court of the Two Sisters, Pere Antoine’s.
I live in New Orleans, because it’s the strangest city in the United States. It has the highest murder rate in the country, the highest incarceration rate, and often we have to boil our drinking water, but there’s nowhere else remotely like it. – Nathaniel Rich
But as you can see in the photo it also draws a colorful and creative stock of people. The custom might be unorthodox and hard to take seriously but believe me the Jazz they were playing was some of the best I’ve heard live in some time. People, history, atmosphere, New Orleans as hit all to offer.