Photo Essay

Nawlins in the Winter

Royal Corner

It has been now a few times that I have visited New Orleans and I always find it as intriguing as the time before, it really never gets tired for me to explore the French Quarter and surroundings, walking the streets, looking at the buildings, the locals, and all mixed together as one package.

This time around I was approached by a local lady that saw me on the street photographing some houses.

At first, I didn't know what to think of it, as she asked me if I could take a few pictures of the place where she lived as she told me and showed with her stories how proud she was of being part of the neighborhood and the city.

So, off I went to do this, it was refreshing to see how happy she was to have her picture taken at the window of her 2nd story apartment, then she proceeded to tell me more stories about "the hurricanes" and were a tree she really liked used to stand, the one that she could see out of her window.

And every time I look at these images, makes me think there is so much more I probably missed and would like to go back to capture it.

New Orleans was once one of the places were I considered relocating to, even if it was for a few months or a year, to be able to explore, learn and capture. I would really like to photograph Saint Louis Cathedral in a foggy morning, among many other things.

The is so much history, character, mystery and charm you come across when you walk these streets. Many things you get to see that just beg "take my picture".

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2 responses

  • Geraldine E

    Geraldine E gave props (11 May 2009):

    nice pics. where is her picture by the window?

  • Alex Ojeda

    Alex Ojeda said (11 May 2009):

    Thanks for the comment, well, I wasn't going to post a pic of her by the window w/o her approval first. However, I never could get back in touch with her.

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