Kind of strange to fly somewhere after the past nine weeks of arriving solely via Burning Girl, but I’m down in New Orleans to see Matt for the weekend. NO has grown steadily on me ever since my first visit, taking Matt to Tulane his freshman year. Matt is back working a second year for AmeriCorps, helping to rebuild the city in Katrina’s aftermath. He really cares about other people, and he’s walking the walk here everyday to help others who really need it.
The music and food here are absolutely without equal. It’s almost overwhelming, because everywhere you turn, there is ridiculously great food and vibes. The people and pace are also completely unique – there’s a friendliness, contentment and live and let live attitude that makes everything totally cool and chilled. It really is great to be back, and I know that going forward, I’ll be getting a New Orleans fix on a fairly regular basis.
I decided to stroll around the French Quarter looking for interesting things to capture on the street. In New Orleans, it’s the people as much as the architecture and landscape that captivate.