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 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.
The botanical gardens in New Orleans city park are a favorite spot for lovers of all forms of flora, but upon visiting the gardens to see what is in bloom you can find little hidden gems around every corner. This statue title “Woman in Huipil”, by Enrique Alfrez in the early 1980s, is just one of the many hidden treasures throughout NOLA’s Botanical Gardens.
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.
On bright sunny days everything in New Orleans seems to glow. This shot captures the bright clear sun shining on the vibrant colors of the conservatory. The conservatory in NOLA’s City Park is home to many exotic species of plants from around the world.
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.
The historic Audubon Place Enclave, was built in the late at 1800’s. The construction began with the building of the grand iron arch that spans the only entrance to the street. In the beginning the Arch was toped with and iron lantern but sometime around 1910 the lantern and its additional iron scroll work was removed to simplify the entrance and this is how it remains today.