Last summer I went to New Orleans with about 20 other sorority sister from across that country, many I didn’t know. It was the first such trip our sorority held, and it was a blast! Between the span of ages, interests of the group, ability to see whatever we wanted and wonderful location, the trip couldn’t have been better planned.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but since the Saints just won the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras is today, this seems like a very appropriate time.
Instead of writing too much about the trip, I thought it would be fun to look at it through photos. (If you click on the photo, it shows a larger view)
I loved this sign.
The signs in NOLA are just so photographable.
The owner of one of the many shops we went into.
I love “slice of life” shots like this.
Beautiful Mardi Gras masks cover the walls of many New Orleans stores.
are a big part of New Orleans food. This store had them in a variety of flavors.
My favorite was sweet potato.
As long as you don’t have a glass container, you can drink everywhere in NOLA.
Beads, beads and more beads. They have them with every theme possible, whether it be a favorite sports team or fun animal print.
There are street performers everywhere. I was trying to snap a shot of this guy before he moved.
There are also amazing sculptures thoughout the city.
Years after Katrina, the city is still hurting.
The French Market is almost like China Town in New York, but way classier. Vendors sell everything from designer sunglasses to skull and crossbone flip flops.
This blind guitar player was hoping to make money for his family.
Leftover beards from Mardi Gras.
Activists try to convince those partying on Bourbon Street to change their ways.
Statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square.
We received a guided tour of the Cathedral.
This house, at the time we visited owned by Nicholas Cage, is said to be one of the most haunted in NOLA.
Cafe Du Monde is a must-visit and is known for their beignets
Me and Amy – my sorority sister from New Jersey who I traveled there with.