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.
Once the rain passed and the sun began to shine the day turnedout lovely. We were able to take this opportunity to capture the spring time blooms around City Park. These crisp white flowers are a part of the lush gardens around Popp’s Fountain.
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.
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.
The Botanical garden’s lily pond springs to life every year with bright flowers. We enjoyed the gardens on this beautiful day, where we caught this shot of the lone white flower surrounded by a world of green.
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.
Sitting just outside the Peristyle’s colonnade you can find historic light posts topped with classic frosted ball lanterns. But while many focus on the lights and leaving the beautiful intricately carved feet to go unnoticed.