Sep 12, 2009

neighborhood

Just to get out of the house and try to cheer myself up a bit, I took my little 99 dollar camera for coffee today. I figured we both could use the exercise. We walked to the coffeehouse, and I took some bad pictures on the way.


This place is on the bayou, near me. It's an old, small plantation.


The Hare Krishna temple, in a 19th century Swissesque chalet! How often do you see that? Anyway, they have free vegetarian meals there each week.

One of the cornstalk fences in the city. This place is up for sale now, in fact.

Across from the coffee house. My friend Ben used to live in an apartment here. A few years later Vincent moved into his apartment. Now I see two very large lesbians live there. Nice.

My favorite of these places, a bit off the beaten track. It seems a bit lost and lovelorn (you know, like me). It's also big and white and falling apart (shut up!). Anyway, in my mind it looks vaguely Dutch colonial somehow, like it belongs in South Africa or something. I don't think anyone lives there now.


Kinda garish, yes, but it works.

It's all about the windows here.


Walking home...




12 comments:

Michael said...

Gorgeous! I love a walking tour of your neighborhood.

That one looks like a Prairie/Spanish Mission/Dutch Colonial (aka Hodgepodge).

mrpeenee said...

Oh no you don't, bitch. I'M Big and White and Falling Apart and I got here first. Go get your own corner.

mrpeenee said...

I think I'e been to that coffee place on Esplanade, but I forget the name of it.

larry said...

so beautiful,jason. i love those old houses.

MJ said...

I love it when you go for walks with your camera.

*waits to see whether Jason or Peenee will pull in the most cash tonight*

Kim Hambric said...

Great photos Jason. Just when I'm needing a New Orleans fix.

Salty Miss Jill said...

I want to live there. In any of those homes. :)

Stuart said...

Thanks J for the photo tour and the memories! I used to haunt that area regularly, and this brought me back. That corn stalk fence is just around the corner on N. White if I remember correctly. God I miss NOLA.

Ur-spo said...

lovely homes, indeed!

Elizabeth said...

Goodness you live in a gorgeous place (other than the odd deluge now and then)! Love the Hare Krishna temple. But go in for one of those "free" meals and you might never come out!

Jill said...

I'd love to fix up the "Jason" house...it has good bones.

Dean Grey said...

Jason!

Oh that plantation house is gorgeous!

What a charming neighborhood you live in. It's like getting to see a piece of history through architecture!

-Dean