I remember the Beatniks in the French Quarter. I just had a good laugh remembering the Sunday that Mom, Daddy, Tim and I went to the Quarter and that’s when you got all dressed up to visit there. We were in our Sunday best, and we passed a beatnik all in black with a beret wearing sandals, and my brother, who was probably about ten or eleven at the time asked my father with glee, “Hey Dad, how’d you like to smell HIS feet?” It was the almost typical question a ten-year-old might ask his father.
So, I decided to include some shots of New Orleans, or paintings, or whatever…
THIS IS THE FAULKNER BOOK SHOP JUST ON PIRATES’ ALLEY THAT FLANKS ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL. IT USED TO BE FILLED WITH ARTISTS, THE ALLEY, I MEAN. HAVEN’T BEEN TO THIS SHOP IN YEARS. MAYBE NEXT WEEK?
THE BLUE BUILDING TO THE LEFT IS COMMANDER’S PALACE RESTAURANT, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROOM LAFAYETTE CEMETERY. TO THE RIGHT, THAT’S JACKSON SQUARE IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL FILLED WITH AZALEAS BLOOMING IN THE SPRING.
BELOW IS THE BACK GARDEN OF ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL AND EVERY NIGHT THE SHADOW CAST BY THE STATUE OF JESUS LOOMS SO HIGH. SOME PEOPLE PASS IT AND IRREVERENTLY SAY, “TOUCHDOWN JESUS!”
A CLASSIC MUFFALETTA SANDWICH. SO DELICIOUS, IT’S BEYOND WORDS.
A CLASSIC BEIGNET COVERED WITH CLASSIC POWDERED SUGAR. TAKEN WITH A CUP OF CAFE AU LAIT, INCREDIBLE, A TREAT SINCE CHILDHOOD, A WONDER, AND SOMETHING I HAVE NOT HAD SINCE THE STROKES. MIGHT CHANGE THAT SOON.
TWO SOMEWHAT IMPRESSIONISTIC STREET SCENES OF THE QUARTER, DON’T REMEMBER THE ARTIST’S NAME(LEFT AND LOWER LEFT.)
RIGHT: FRENCH QUARTER DURING HALLOWEEN. LOVE THE COLORS.