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As the night exhales

…and the night exhaled into the already-humid air.

New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 1.16.2019

Shop Window

The shop was closed when I went by, which is a shame: that assortment of things in the window was very interesting.

French Quarter
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 1.16.2019

The morning alibi

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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
photographed 1.8.2016

The laundry still needs to be done

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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
photographed 1.8.2016

* 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.

Barriers and Beads

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Things in New Orleans are often at cross-purposes. Like this foreboding razor wire atop a wall in the French Quarter, and the festive Mardi Gras beads that are caught in it.

New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 1.8.2016

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