We want to start this post by thanking everyone who has visited our site and enjoyed our posts.
We’re sorry we have been absent for a couple of weeks, our lives have taken us on a grand adventure. We originally started this site as a way to encapsulate all that we love about our native city within a year, because as we grew the city around us changed and little bits of its culture has been pushed by the way side. Progress is a wonderful thing but it should never sacrifice your identity.
Our hopes are to return to the site and continue our posts, but in the meantime we will keep everyone up to date on our new adventures so check back often to see our progress.
The old U.S. customs building at the corner of Decatur and Canal, was designed with a unique colonnade on all four sides. The columns step away from the traditional classics and are more reminiscent of Egyptian with each capital designed to resemble papyrus leaves.
We found another of the few remaining working fish spouts in the quarter. The detail on this unique yet practical feature is superb, this spout seems to have seen a full restoration and looks as if it was added yesterday.
Of the many architectural gems through out New Orleans, one of the most imposing belongs to the Federal Court complex. In the American sector of the city, this court structure is grand in design and topped with magnificent weathered bronze sculptures at the four corners. The Court of Appeals building overlooks Lafayette Square and faces head on with historic Gallier Hall.