While visiting New Orleans a few years ago I stopped by Preservation Hall during the early afternoon and was somehow able to sneak in and take a few shots while it was empty and nobody was looking. I came back later that night for the live show and some traditional New Orleans jazz featuring Will Smith and the Preservation Hall Band. They don't allow any flash photography or video during the show, but with my 5D, I captured some of the magic of Preservation Hall in a short video below.
During a recent visit to New Orleans I had the pleasure in meeting a wonderfully talented Blacksmith Artist, Rachel David, who contributed to the renovation of a boutique Hotel ( La Pension) located on Decatur street in the French Quarter. As we watched Rachel navigate through the forging process of hammering and shaping a single metal rod into what would become a sculpturing flower, one can only appreciate the amount of grit, sweat and energy that went into the work of art that now adorns the lobby of Club La Pension (see photo at bottom). Visit her work at redmetal.net
Too bad they don't make them like this anymore. I remember riding in these not so long ago...and the fold down little seats in the back.
It was a mild winter day, gray sky's, during a visit to Brooklyn this past January. I had some time to kill before a work meeting and strolled along the water front between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The area DUMBO, as they call it (Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass). I believe the word "Overpass" was added at some point to avoid the naming being left at "Dumb":) Makes sense to me. Very cool area with lots of new restaurants and gallery's. The new carousel is finished and now open.
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