Monday, November 5, 2007

All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men

So here's the new sign for Storyland in City Park. I think Humpty Dumpty is fitting. I can't help but wonder when they'll get City Park back together again.
There has been a lot written lately in the news about City Park and how they are moving forward with their master plan that they developed before the storm. But as they move forward with their master plan their three (or if you count the south course) four Golf courses remain closed.
Now if I can just shoot off my opinion on the "Master Plan" Just for a minute... I think they should get one of those golf courses opened ASAP. Golf was a major revenue source for the park and instead of playing around with the plan they should start getting some money flowing. (end of rant)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cruisin the Coast

Last weekend was Cruisin' the Coast. Mississippi gulf coast businesses look forward to this multi-million dollar influx to the coast over the week long event.
The year before the storm there were almost six thousand registered cars. Last year (2006) was the first show back since Katrina and there were just over three thousand cars registered. Almost four thousand registered cars participated this year. The cruisers came to the gulf coast from 30 different states and Canada.
So far next years event is looking to be good. So far 800 cars have registered. If you want to register your car in the show the requirement is that it be built before 1980.
The car pictured is a Shelby Mustang GT500.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Crape Myrtle Trees in City Park

A lot of oak trees went down in City Park. To replace the approach to the museum they planted Crape Myrtle trees. It's sure to make a nice canopy for the main entrance to City Park.
I took this picture because in a few years it's going to be fun to compare the growth. As with all my pictures it documents a place in time. Check back a few years from now for the results.

Monday, June 18, 2007

At The Beach

It's summer time and it's time to head to the beach.... right? Well maybe not THE beach.
Thanks to some quick thinking when Pontchartrain Beach closed some of the original stuff from the beach still exists today. Here the sign from the Zephyr as it sits in Kenner City Park.
I want the Mega Zeph sign, I called it! Or maybe I Jocco for the roof of my house. He can squirt water at the mailman. Either one is fine. Someone better start scooping up stuff from Six Flags over Jazzland because I guess it's not opening up again.
What does a person have to do to get a little summer fun in New Orleans?!?!?!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Online store open again and New Northshore location

The online store is OPEN again. It had been closed for a few days for some work updating the latest pics. Now you can get all the latest pictures from your computer.
Also, I have a new location on the northshore that you can check out my photos. Nonna's Bakery on hwy 190. If you're in that area stop in.

Not Lafitte's Blaksmith Shop

I should really start calling this Kevin's Photo of the Month.
The building in this photo is across the street from the famous Lafitte's Blacksmith shop on Bourbon St. I don't know what it is but it is BADLY in need of repair. The balcony doesn't even have guard rails. I think this building contrasts well to the "Disney" perfect recreation of Lafitte's is across the street. It also shows the state of the quarter post Katrina.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Tomato Festival Weekend

In New Orleans the first weekend of May means Jazzfest. But not here. I never (rarely) give you those stereotypical views of this area.
This is a photo from the Tomato Festival in Chalmette. This is my grammar school church fair, so for me growing up this was the year's big event.
It meant funnel cakes and rides. And putting disappearing ink in water guns and chasing your friends around.
Since the storm the Tomato Festival has meant a lot more to the people of Chalmette. It was only 8 months after the storm and yet it was not canceled. It turned in to a place to meet and greet old friends again. It showed the will of the residents that didn't have homes, but still took the time out to put the fair on.
This year was the second since the storm and the 56th Tomato Festival. A chance to meet and greet old friends and enjoy food fun and great music.
If you're from around here you know that there are MANY MANY festivals of all sorts going on around this time of year. And I suspect that there is one (which ever one it is) that you wouldn't miss for the world.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Louisiana Derby Preview Day

How often do you make it down to the Fairgrounds? If you're like me the answer is not often. But I went on Louisiana Derby Preview day, and came away with this picture of the horses out of the gate. If you missed preview day you can still catch the 94th running of the Louisiana Derby on Saturday, March 10th at the fairgrounds and see these horses run again! I may just have to go. I wonder if I can still get reservations to the clubhouse.

St. Charles Mardi Gras

So was Mardi Gras 2007 back to Pre-Katrina?? I don't have the answer on official numbers of people, but I can offer a picture of St. Charles on Mardi Gras day. Enjoy!

Friday, February 9, 2007

CBD and French Quarter looking good

Considering everything that's been going on in the city, the new trash collection company is making the French Quarter and CBD clean. This photo taken this week shows the newly redone Customs House on the newly redone Canal Street. As you can see the new palm trees are up, the new sidewalks are in, and there is no trash anywhere. Now we just need to keep it up!!! And also if this one part of the city can get cleaned up maybe there is hope for other parts as well.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Newsie News

In my attempts to get this Photography Blog out of Beta an in to the main stream I've added a news feed to my photo blog. Here you'll find the latest news of the day according to me. It's important to know what's going on in the area as it goes hand in hand with my current pictures.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Photography Blog

Hi Gang,
Welcome to my new Photography blog. It's time I upgrade to the internet 2.0. I'm updating the "Photo of the week" site and also how I do news about my photography. This way you'll be able to scroll through and see all the photos of the week you may have missed, and also to keep you self up to date on new photos and upcoming shows/events.
Also, I might add how to posts. Various little bits of info about photography that I have learned and that I implement in my own photography that might just make you a better photographer. That's later though. Right now enjoy the new Photo of the Week set up.

Photo of the Week - January 6th 2007

Zeus on Metairie Rd.

It's Carnival Time!!

This year saw the kick off to Mardi Gras early with some special routes.

On Saturday the Krew of Zeus rolled on the former traditional Metairie route to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Zeus was the first night parade to roll outside of Orleans.

The parade began at 41st Street and Severn (Rummel High School) and turned right on Metairie Road. Then it took a left on Bonnabel to Hesoid Street and then turned back from Bonnabel to Metairie Road, and ended at Focis Street.

So, I was there with my camera to catch a parade on Metairie Road. Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras!