02 December 2014

Nu Orlans (New Orleans to Outsiders)

We've been seeing quite a bit of this unusual town. It's nothing like we've seen so far on our trips to the United States. We like the fact that here we're experiencing, for the first time since we left Los Angeles, double figure temperatures. It's like our winters in Brisbane. Our B&B is just outside the French Quarter, about twenty minutes walk. I haven't walked so much in a very long time.

Yesterday we jumped on a Hop On - Hop Off Bus which took us though the whole town, on the upstairs open area. We have also jumped onto the local trams to get around.

This morning we had joined Natasha, a local photographer on a three-hour walking tour through the French Quarter, where we not only learnt the history of the place, but the ins and outs of our own cameras, which was good for me because i don't read manuals. At least now I know how to set various settings for different shots.

Of course everywhere you go there are jazz bands in the street playing. It really is a great atmosphere.

The Hop On - Hop Off Bus

Louis "Satchmo' Armstrong

The Blogger in Armstrong Park

Dixie Bill auditioning to join the band

A Po Boy - New Orleans Dish (Prawn Roll to You)

A Hop On Hop Off Bus

Street Cartoonist at Work

Images from our Photographic Walk this Morning