Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Signs from New Orleans

I’ve had my nose in the book I'm currently reading ever since I finished my walk after getting home from work. But I am coming up for air to share some photos with you today.

These were taken during my spring break a couple of weeks ago. My husband and I took a road trip to the gulf coast to visit good friends.

I loved walking around New Orleans, just snapping photos and having fun. Here’s a collection of signs that I found interesting.

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I thought this one was lovely. What do you think, Sherrie?

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I found this one while we were all looking for a place to eat and I was getting hungry. But for some reason, I didn’t want oysters.

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We had drinks here after we arrived.

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We had dinner at Tony Moran’s. The place looked a little seedy to me. But the food was incredible. We had a table in the back by the bar next to the french doors. Their wine list is fairly decent, as well.

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This is a photo I took when we visited last June.

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This one’s fun. Like the photo above, I took it last year. It’s on the cover of the photo album I made at Shutterfly.com.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today. Hope you enjoyed the photos. I’m chomping at the bit to get back to my book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. For a review on it, visit Lara's Reading Room.

Does anybody even say chomping at the bit anymore?

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

33 comments:

Ellen said...

Looking forward to your review of the book. Right now I am deep into reading Lisa Scottoline books.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Everything is seedy in NuAhlans!
-smile-

Mary Lou said...

I'm chomping at the bit to go to New Orleans. Or Nuahlans, either one. I love the signs. You don't see those on every street in America.
I'm going to buy that book. It must be good.

Farmchick said...

I like these signs and I love the "feel" of New Orleans. What is it about that place....anyway, I have been thinking about reading, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". Might have to now that you are "chomping at the bit"!

Julie Harward said...

I love signs...my daughter does this..graphic design..it's everywhere! Looks like a fun trip...come say hi :D

becky up the hill said...

Chomping at the bit..yup. Glad you had fun. What was your very best thing to eat and did you eat those amazing beignets and that coffee?

Deb said...

great signs...I love signs..

Laura said...

This post made me long for New Orleans.
I'm curious.
What book are you reading?

Laura
White Spray Paint

Leese said...

As usual great shots! Small world, we are reading the same book!!

Holly said...

love the signs. I've never been to N'Awlins.....but I have a good friend whose husband works there. They originate from Illinois. I'm glad other people like to travel....me, I'm a homebody. If I didn't ever have to leave home it would be fine with me.

Mental P Mama said...

So did you go to the psychic?????

Char said...

oh how i want to go back and visit.

great shots.

enjoy the book

Country Girl said...

Yes, we went to Cafe DuMonde and waited forever in the to-go line after using their bathroom. It was sort of like the bathroom in Trainspotting, only a little cleaner. (sorry).

~ c.g.

Caroline said...

LOVE them all! And the love New Orleans! Such a fun town! Now I want to go to Cafe du Monde!

Marla said...

These are awesome signs... New Orleans looks lovely. My mom still says chomping at the bit. :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Snappy Di said...

I enjoy photographing unique signs too. Yours are great! Reminds me of years ago when my first husband and I lived in Louisiana and we would visit New Orleans on the week-ends. It's such a vibrant city.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

glenda09 said...

Love the signs! The pics came out good. What kind of camera did you use?

Me and Mine in a Small Town

Sue said...

Hi Kate...always love seeing pictures of N.O. I worked there for a year and a half and yes the place is seedy...always ate at Cafe Maspero and always got sick after eating at there... I never learned...Hope your brother is doing okay..

Steph said...

Aren't signs fun things to take pictures of? I loved seeing these...thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

I photographed a similar sign in San Diego several years ago...oh, the last one you posted!
Happy Wednesday!

Kerri said...

LOVE the signs!!!!

Mary said...

I love it that you say "chomping at the bit..."

I've noticed that lots of people say "give free rein"
but mistakenly spell it "reign"...

Sorry, just thought I would throw in one of my pet peeves, as a former copy editor and equestrienne...

And that's probably the only time I have ever used the word "equestrienne." :)

These Nine Acres said...

I say chomping at the bit. Does that make me old fashioned? Maybe it is just because I have horses?

Love all of the signs ;0)

Daryl said...

Stomping at the Savoy ... havent heard that one recently either .. no idea what one has to do with the other this is a free verse comment ... no thats not what it is .. free association .. whatever .. FABULOUS signage

(WV: subea) a sub ea ... the ear of a sub said with a Boston accent.

Gayle said...

Sending my very best healing wishes to your brother. Hope me mends well.

BousMama said...

OMG, I love the signage!!! New Orleans is a place that I MUST visit before I kick the proverbial bucket. Thanks for sharing the photos! My nose is usually in a book too!

The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL...that place was seedy? Half of New Orleans is seedy to me.....

Emom said...

I am chomping at the bit to get out of my office, and go to New Orleans.....seems everyone is gong this year,
enjoy your down time! smiles.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the signs - and love that book too by the way.

aims said...

The Big Easy! It is absolutely our most favourite place in the world. Posting some pics of it over on my place right now too!

Lisa Carosa and Tim Sivils said...

Good to know I'm not the only one infatuated with signs! ~Lisa~

Anonymous said...

Loved Girl With Dragon Tattoo. Really want to see the movie now showing at a local theatre. Don't care that it's in Swedish. Because of the characters and plot I will gladly read the subtitles... Hope it is showing in your town too.

cottage farm villa said...

Wow, I think this may be one of my favorite posts! I LOVE signs ~ and you picked some great ones to photograph!