Philosophically, I think taking early-morning photos of a place that’s famous for what goes on at night is similar to my usual routine of going around back.
Anyway, how fortunate was this find – the sidewalk outside a place called The Alibi getting cleaned of…whatever happened the night before?
the French Quarter
New Orleans, Louisiana
Remember the other day, when I said that the behind-the-scenes things fascinated me?
Bourbon Street, in New Orleans’s French Quarter, is known for many things – bars, strip clubs, Mardi Gras shenanigans, and so on. But there’s never been a mention of Bourbon Street laundromats, as far as I know.*
So you can just imagine how happy I was when I saw this place, right there on Bourbon Street.
corner of Bourbon Street and Dumaine Street
New Orleans, Lousiana
* I went to grad school in New Orleans; my degree was in urban planning with a concentration in historic preservation planning.** We did a lot of projects in the Quarter. I’d led a pretty sheltered life until then…
** No, I really don’t use that degree. Ever. But thanks for asking.