Inspirational Thursday-New Orleans

July 17, 2013
Our trip came, it went, and it was 

delightfully memorable. It could have been 

the music that set the tone for our 

travels. Or it could have been that we went 

with open souls and hearts.

Our first stop New Orleans.

These musicians were actually 

good, we stopped and listened to several of 

their tunes.  The man with the washboard 

played very well! 

Every corner and turn beckons to the 

traveler, with a different selection of  

sumptuous desserts, coffee, beignets and 

seafood galore -

Whatever your palate desires you will not 

leave this city hungry.

Did I mention that I have a sweet tooth?

Yes, Aunt Sally does make the best Praline!

Verified and stamped with approval by yours 

truly.  Don't you love the method of drying

these marvelous confections-

Everything is tattered, rusted, bent, 

sagging and molded and I love it!  I love 

the rich History, the Folklore, the Tales,

my imagination runs wild with images of

the past. 

We walked and walked and walked until I

had several blisters on my feet.  I didn't 

mind, I was captivated!  We toured

the Mint, walked to Old Ursuline Convent, 

rode the streetcar. Visited the Garden 

District and Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

(Oh, I have some fascinating photos of the 

cemetery and a equally good tale to share!) 

Of course we did the tourist thing and 

walked along Bourbon Street.  

I marvel at the architect.

All of the colors are so intriguing.

The City seems to have a glow all of it's 


It was a little bit of everything and to sum

it all up is nearly impossible. So I will 

leave you with this quote from Chris Rose.

"I'm not going to lay down in words the lure of this place. Every great writer in the land, from Faulkner to Twain to Rice to Ford, has tried to do it and fallen short. It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of south Louisiana in words and to try is to roll down a road of clich├ęs, bouncing over beignets and beads and brass bands and it just is what it is.
It is home."
Chris Rose - Author -  in 1 Dead in Attic

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  1. First of all let me say - it is just about time you got home. I was beginning to worry!

    I bet the pralines smelled so good - notice what i went for first.

    Is this your first time there?

    Loved the photos and can't wait to see more

    Love, sandie

  2. I love it! Each photo brings back memories of the sights, the smells, the sounds. Makes me want to go back there!
    So much fun seeing photos that you took, knowing I stood in that very place in the world (I have photos of the same history of New Orleans sign.)
    Glad you had a great trip, and look forward to more about it!!

  3. Hi Jemma,

    What earthiness and character and colour! Would love to visit this multi-faceted city some day; it's simply mesmerizing! And, like your quote, cannot be summed up with words - guess you just gotta walk it!!

    Thanks for lovely tour!


  4. Looks like a delightful time! I've never been to New Orleans but you've certainly whet my appetite to visit there! The pralines alone have me wanting to jump in the car :)

  5. Have missed you Jemma -- but I'll forgive you because these photos are amazing. Feel like I was there. xo

  6. Loved this Jemma! My dad grew up here and my cousins (Paula, Pam, party, and Penny .. not kidding!!) still reside there. These pictures bring back memories of our travels there and I can feel the southern hospitality as you take us along here today. Glad you're back!!

  7. Hi Jemma! I have never been to this part of the US, so really enjoyed your pix. It is good to have you back, I missed you.
    Are you getting back to normal after traveling?

  8. We've missed you! Glad you had a good time in the big easy. I love it.

  9. Hello there Jemma! I feel as if we have "met" before in Blogland; but to see your visit and comments today is really special to me. That my post spoke to you is important to me because my writing/composition/artistic goals is to reach out to someone, anyone that may need a lift. THANK YOU for letting me know how you felt upon reading and seeing the images. I hope with all my heart that tomorrow will be a better day....'cause it takes one day at a time to make a life. NEW ORLEANS SOUNDS FANTASTIC!! Anita

  10. Looks like an awesome city to visit! I was there once - when I was a teen, driving through to Texas on a band trip - but I don't remember much of it. That was a looong time ago, lol.

  11. I'm so glad you had a fabulous trip! I love to travel! It really opens up your mind and heart to different parts of the country and different ways of living! Love your photos! Hope you'll share more! Sweet Southern hugs!

  12. Cool artsy photos Jemma! I love you and wish you were still here with me (:


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