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.
We found this great St. Michael statue hidden in the side alley of the St. Patrick’s Church. The Statue is a different take on the classic archangel’s image. Inscribed at the base of the statue is “QVIS VT DEVS” this is the latin translation of Michael .
The main lane of the Chalmette National Cemetery is caped by the Memorial of the Grand Army of the Republic. This is one of a very few memorials of this kind in the south, since it is commemorating the sacrifice of the Union troops during the Civil War.
We want to thank our service man and women active and non-active, past and present. Their sacrifice has been the reason we can live our lives so free.
Today was the Allies’ victory over the European theater during WWII. We celebrate today all the men who sacrificed everything to give us our freedom, and we remember those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom. We are grateful and proud of our soldiers and allies.
May 7, 1718 was the date the city was first founded. Our beloved city has seen disasters and near total devastation, but after 297 years NOLA has recovered time and time again. Our history still runs deep in the heart of the city. Iberville and Bienville established the new French city at the first point of high ground up from the mouth of the Mississippi River. The name Nouvelle Orleans was given to the city in honor Duc du Orleans, a French name as opposed to an Native American derived name was chosen in hopes of drawing more French settlers to the New World. To this day our French hearts beat to a different drum than the rest of the United States, our heritage and origins set us apart and makes us uniquely New Orleans.
For the past year we have posted photos of New Orleans, with the hope of preserving the city that we have known our entire lives. This has given us a reason to open our eyes and see the city from a whole new perspective and learn new facts of history. We started as complete beginners and now feel our knowledge grows with each post. We hope you have enjoyed our first year and you will continue to enjoy NOLA everyday through our lense.
During the 1800s New Orleans was facing its own form of revolution. NOLA was left to her own devices and was given just a small group of soldiers for protection. But the resilient city that we are we banded together to fight for our city and culture.
On earth day we celebrate all things mother nature, but today is arbor day a day to celebrate the majestic trees that fill our world. In New Orleans our Cypress and Oaks are apart of us. With these trees many become covered in a grayish moss hanging from each branch, this is Spanish Moss, a native to southern Louisiana.