New Orleans covered parking garage.
I walked many a mile around the French Quarter and Central Business District. One thing that I noticed was that many of the parking spaces are covered. I am not sure if it is just because they have abandoned buildings that someone has bought and turned into garages of if there is a reason why parking would need to be covered. I didn’t find much using good ole google. If I had more time I would have liked to find an interesting car that I could contrast with the grungy building (deteriorating brick and concrete). When I was taking this photo the guy who empties the cash out of the machines was coming around. I am not sure if he knew what to make of me, with my camera and tripod ;).
These locations would also make and interesting portrait backdrop. And another bonus is that they light would be consistent making it easier to control. Bring a light shaper like a softbox or umbrella and you would be in business.
Lots more photos to go through.
One of the things that I wanted to photograph the most in New Orleans was the St. Louis Cathedral. The cathedral claims to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. Its full name is the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France and it was originally built in 1727. I am not sure why I am so drawn to churches. Maybe partly being raised in the Church (not Catholic tho). Or maybe its the engineer in me and I seem to marvel at how these beautiful buildings were constructed so long ago. I visited the cathedral several times over my stay in New Orleans. This being the first.
I have been down in New Orleans for the past week and I am finally getting a chance to start to import and weed through all my photos (yes, my wife is napping :).
The architecture down here is so awesome, spanish mixed with french for the most of it.
Architecture in New Orleans, LA
Wow just as I am writing this I heard a band playing outside. Looks like a parade but it is actually a wedding. Today I experienced both a funeral and a wedding and guess what. Both were celebrations. Music, dancing and more music. More on that later. Gotta wake up the wife so we can get our jazz fix for the night.