After hurricanes Gustav and Ike, I finally made it to New Orleans to do some more photographing for future paintings. One evening, my husband and I walked from our hotel in the Quarter to Frenchmen Street located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. It's a great section of town, packed with jazz clubs like the Blue Nile, Snug Harbor, and D.B.A.
As we walked down Chartres Street into the Marigny neighborhood, the homes we passed, (mostly shotgun style) looked great in the sunset with their fresh coats of paint and their potted flowers. When we arrived on Frenchmen Street itself I was struck by the fact that it has a glow all its own....nothing like Bourbon Street. It's just a warm friendly spot where you can have some great gumbo and hear some fantastic music.
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