I thought I’d take a short break from my Favorite Festival Series, (the 4th instalment will be up early next week) to put up a Photo Friday post. As much as possible I’ll try to feature a new photo from my travels every Friday.
This week’s submission of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, and it is also an entry to Travel Photo Roulette 105. This is a photography contest where travel bloggers share their favorite travel photos revolving around a new theme each week. This week’s theme is Landmarks.
A few days ago I decided to go through and find my old travel blog (discontinued, but still currently captured in cyberspace thanks to the Way Back Machine), and I came across a blog post I wrote about wanting to go to New Orleans. That was in 2010, and two years later I got to go to New Orleans twice.
My first trip to New Orleans was June. I booked a flight to New Orleans before a travel blogging conference in Denver. Yes, I know that New Orleans and Denver are no where near each other. It was basically an excuse for me to justify and afford a trip to The Big Easy. The second trip (a few months later in October) actually came from me winning a trip (a quick weekend getaway) to New Orleans. Yes, I only got to spend a short 38 hours in the city, but it was all expense paid and I got to go back to a city that I love.
Yes I fell in love with New Orleans. The food, the music, the people, the culture, the sights, the sounds. Aside from wanting to visit The Backstreet Cultural Museum, New Orleans wasn’t a city where I had a bucket list of things to see, or do. I was content to just wander the city and listen to the music that filled the air, and pop into a restaurant for a po boy or some gumbo when I was hungry.
On my first day in the city I wandered from my couchsurfing host’s home to The French Quarter and came across the iconic St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Aside from the infamous Bourbon Street this is probably the most known landmark in the City. It’s one of the oldest Cathedrals in the United States. While I didn’t go inside the cathedral I enjoyed the view of it from the outside.
I’m already looking forward to my future third visit to New Orleans.
Have you been to New Orleans?