Saturday, October 5, 2013

Looking back......

I had accumulated so many photos on my laptop, I just had to dig out a few to share...

September 2012, hubby and I went to 

New Orleans


It seemed that New Orleans haven't recover from Hurricane Katrina, when we were there, the River walk Market place was quiet, hardly any tourists and many businesses were still close.
People were standing in lines waiting for food stamps.


The highlight of the trip wasn't the nightlife at French Quarter, in fact, being me (conservative), flashing one's lady parts to get beads is total madness to me, and I had to walked with care in case the flying beads from the balcony above hit my head : 0

We visited 

Oak Alley Plantation


Look familiar?


Oh ya.....

Gone With The Wind


beautiful white-columned mansion and oak tress,  doesn't Twelve Oaks in the movie look just like that?


those oak tress are 300 years old



a piece of history that one should be ashamed of



whew.... after reading all that, I need to find my peace here...



and how could one go home without a beignet at Cafe du Monde?



I will be back tomorrow for a new challenge at




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15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amazing photos Kirsty .. must have been hard seeing some of those things...

Sue Lelli said...

Love the photos! Interesting stuff! THX for ending it with my FAV beignets!

Elborgi said...

Kirsty- thanks a lot for the pictures! I was visiting the plantation in 1993- it was a highlight on my trip!

Elma

Audrey Frelx said...

New Orleans definitely isn't as it once was but they're still some beautiful sites to be visited(you've captured some of them), but you can't beat the beignets!!! LOL!

Great photos!

Carol L said...

TFS these gorgeous photos! I've never been to New Orleans, so I really enjoyed them!

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful photos Kirsty ... Thanks for sharing them ... my heart aches for the ignorance of the past ....

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Wonderful photographs of your trip Kirsty...The house is stunning and it must have been such an interesting visit...would love to have joined you!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

sandi said...

Fabulous photos Kirsty. That must have been so neat to stroll through.

Denise Price said...

Thanks for the tour of New Orleans; I have never been there. I am like you, I would skip the crazy party atmosphere of Bourbon Street. Very sad to see the slaveholding history and the continuing effects of Katrina. Yet amid this sadness, there is also hope and beauty. Hope that things are better for the people of New Orleans in 2013.

Lemondrop s said...

amazing pics, some full of sadness but beauty in others too. Thanks for sharing. (I don't know what a beignet is, but looks yummy!)

Ira Huberts said...

What an amazing and totally impressive tour that must have been, I loved looking at your photos Kirsty, although some made me shiver so much...
Ira’s Crea Corner

Lynette said...

You sure get around. Beautiful photos Kirsty.

Audrey Pettit said...

How sad it is to see so many folks still hurting after Katrina. You stop hearing about it in the news and you think that things are better, but it looks like there's still a long road to recovery left. Such a beautiful place. I'm with you, though...don't really care for all the mardi gras madness, and certainly wouldn't flash any woman parts for beads. But such a cool place to visit! Love to see all your photos!

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos! Hugs...x

Linda R said...

I am so glad you dug these out. Such great photos. I would love to go to New Orleans someday..

Hugs~