Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Orleans trip

I'm in New Orleans for work this week! I am lucky to be staying at the W hotel... I love the rooms. They are very stylish...

My room

I took a walk through the French quarter Monday evening enjoying the unique architecture and sights along the way:

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

I love that this building says "liver pills"
New Orleans

New Orleans

I love walking around Jackson square. Here is a sunset picture of St Louis Cathedral...
Jackson Square

After a stroll around I stopped at Cafe du Mond for a dinner of cafe latte and beignets. I swear I think there is more powdered sugar than dough!
Cafe du Mond


After that I walked along the river - and this walk is aparently called the "Moonwalk"...
Moonwalking in New Orleans

In addition to the plethora of homeless people sitting on the banks of the river - there were beautiful statues and pieces of art like this angel:

New Orleans Angel

The sunset over the Mississippi was beautiful:
Sunset over the MIssissippi

Sunset over the MIssissippi

Hopefully I'll have to time for more walks later this week!

15 comments:

Knitting Nurd said...

Thanks for sharing the pics with us Jody! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities as well and I'd love to visit again!!
Have a wonderful week!

bysarah said...

Gorgeous pictures!!
I am glad to see your post.

Theresa said...

Such pretty pictures. That hotel room looks divine too. Sometimes it's nice to be in a comfy hotel room and not have to worry about doing all the home chores after work.

Miss you! Want to plan a get together some time when you get back?

iknitipurl said...

Beautiful. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans and you've just confirmed the reason why.

MJ said...

Great NO pictures. I went a decade ago and had so much fun there (it was the week before Mardi Gras). It's nice to see that the city has bounced back since the flooding.

chacha / Jen said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you're having a great time! Beignets, yum...

Lisette M said...

I have been there once, and I loved it!I'm envious of your beignets and coffee. Enjoy your visit and thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Sereknitty said...

So pretty! I have a thing about wrought iron anything, so I was sighing as I looked at your beautiful photos.

Emily said...

Great photos.. looks beautiful! I hope the rest of your trip goes well.

Ruth's Place said...

Fabulous pictures!

Jinann said...

Your photos are fabulous! You've captured so much beauty! I love the sunsets!

Chelle said...

Your photos are stunning! I love historical places, and my daughter just read a book with New Orleans as the background. Thank you!

BTW, I found you while looking at your Jaywalker scarf on Ravelry!

J.P. said...

What beautiful pictures!
Thank you for sharing them. They make me want to take a road trip!

cici said...

Wonderful recap. I♥ the photos

mrspao said...

Lovely photos - what a wonderful looking place. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.