The New Orleans Collection: Purple Irises

The Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park is one of my most coveted places to meander in New Orleans. I like it because it’s peaceful, and it’s free, and I feel safe there. Yes, safety is a thing for me when I’m taking photographs. I get into such a flow that I don’t know what’s going on around me at …

The New Orleans Collection: Cemetery

Call it what you will, but New Orleans cemeteries get me going. The history, the people, the quiet space that it provides. It’s all so appealing to me. There are plenty of tours a person could go on and see certain tombs, specific people buried, but I prefer going on my own. It’s nothing for me to spend a couple …

The New Orleans Collection: Alligator Sculpture

The Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park is one of my most coveted places to meander in New Orleans, which is why it’s part of The New Orleans Collection. I like it because it’s peaceful, it’s free, and I feel safe there. Yes, safety is a thing for me when I’m taking photographs around town. I get into such a …

The New Orleans Collection: Inside a Streetcar

Is there anything more classic than a New Orleans streetcar? Likely not. And the fact that we call them “streetcar” is also unique to our city. Most other places call them a trolley. That’s when we know you’re not from or don’t live here, when we hear that word “trolley” describing the streetcar. The pleasure of riding a streetcar on …

The New Orleans Collection: St. Louis Cathedral

How many photographs of the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter can one have? But how could I not include it in The New Orleans Collection? There are a few variations that are the most popular, but none of them have these fun trees as the foreground that I could find. I would imagine it’s one of the most, …

The New Orleans Collection: Live Oaks at Audubon Park

Live oaks are arguably some of the most majestic trees on earth. Somehow, we are fortunate enough to be inundated with them all over New Orleans. No matter where you go, there they are. And that is an awe-inspiring thing for a lot of people who aren’t from here. Of course we native New Orleanians love the trees, but we …

The New Orleans Collection: Rusty Rainbow Bridge in Crescent Park

Clearly, I love the parks around New Orleans. Many photos from The New Orleans Collection are of things inside parks. Well, the parks are lovable – what can I say?! Crescent Park was a brilliant way to turn unused riverfront property into something that we can all enjoy. As a local real estate broker in New Orleans, I know a …

The New Orleans Collection: Alligator at Jean Lafitte Park

Is there anything more “Louisiana” than alligators and swamp? I think not. This is not something I can speak on for all local, but I love alligators. They are utterly fascinating to me. The best part is that they live so close to where we are and we can see them very often. Go to City Park, along Bayou St. …

The New Orleans Collection: French Quarter Building

Walking through the French Quarter during the daylight hours, during the week, when hardly anyone is out and about, is one of my favorite things to do. Many tourists love to come and experience the hustle and bustle and grit of Bourbon Street at night, but not I. And not many locals, for that. You can get a big feel …

The Color of the Season: Red

What do you associate with the color red? Some first words as I’m writing are: blood, power, sexy, feminine. Since red is the color of the season this year, I feel like my wardrobe was born ready. Red seems to have taken a back seat to a lot of other colors over the years, and I am absolutely delighted and …