Nov 2, 2008

open houses

Today, Marshall, Carlos and I took a little tour of a few of the houses of Bourbon St. All were lovely, but two were unfortunately suburbanly decorated. There's a plague of retirees living in the quarter, I'm afraid. It's less Boho and more Boca every day. Still, a chance to peek in wealthy elderly people's bathrooms is always fun.

Typical, stereotypical, courtyard shot. Note the chair preventing access to the upstairs.

Lovely little vignette (done by a gay, I'm sure.)

Painting of a Mardi Gras Indian.

A pool...on Bourbon St.! (And not of vomit.)

Huge freaky looking papier mache birds hanging in the courtyard of one of the more suburbanly decorated houses.

A pretty little 19th century marble statue in the courtyard. The sun was very bright.

Hideous, vaguely racist candle stick. It's made of plastic, set on green marble.

A crown, of course.


Dave said...

Yeah, the Quarters are getting pretty gentrified. The Marigny is the new Quarter. And the Bywater is the new Marigny. Which I guess makes the Quarter the new Metairie.

jason said...

Ah, and the westbank remains the westbank.

Michael Guy said...

Pool looks lush and mysterious. And why didn't you snag my crown back for me?!

mrpeenee said...

I used to take tours of homes all over the Quarter. I used to call it "Let's Go Back to Your House." It was very enlightening.

Anonymous said...

LOVE open houses!! The pool is a bit small - sort of hot tub sized!

Miss Janey said...

What fun. Miss J loves to nose through other people's houses.

Colleen said...

I was just there this weekend wishing I could see the insides of some homes. Guess I didn't have to break and enter after all.

Silly Monkey said...

Oh, I'm jealous! I wish I could have made it. That IS a tiny pool.