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This Navy ship was in port the entire time I was in New Orleans for a conference. On my very last night in town, right after I made this shot, I found out the name of the ship – the Kearsarge. THEN, when I looked it up, I found out that there have been several previous Kearsarges, including one whose name was changed to the Hornet. My father-in-law served aboard the Hornet in the 1950s.

And, so it seemed like everything came full circle, right there beside the Mississippi River.

New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.23.2018

Wizard of Magazine Street

Some important things here:

  • In New Orleans, sno-cones are called sno-balls.
  • This was taken on the corner of Constantinople Street and Magazine Street. Anyone who’s read A Confederacy of Dunces (which I hope is most of you)(seriously)(get a copy today) will recognize Constantinople Street as the home of Ignatius J. Reilly.
  • How cool is it that there are two Zs in the title of this post?

New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.21.2018

Seating Option

I am almost never bored in airports. As long as I’ve got a camera with me, I’m good.

Also, this bench is fairly disgusting.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Kenner, Louisiana
photographed 4.25.2018

Just the slightest tilt

It takes a trained craftsperson, probably, to spot the very, very slight out-of-plumb element here.

(If you can’t find it, let me know. I don’t mind giving hints.)

Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.24.2018

Built as a ruin

This is a folly. That is to say it’s “a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, commemorate a person or event, etc.; found especially in England in the 18th century.”*

Or, in this case, found in New Orleans in the 21st century.

Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.24.2018

* as per

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