Tuesday, January 6

{a little New Orleans architecture}

In the city of New Orleans, old homes are architectural treasures.  Here are a few of my favorites in the Garden District on St. Charles Avenue.:

detail of a "shotgun" house needing a little TLC (this one not on St Charles Ave)

gorgeous detail on this double gallery-style house 
(The ceilings of the porches are painted blue to replicate the sky.)

I may or may not have trespassed to get a shot of this beauty...


A pink beauty!
(St Charles Avenue did not flood during Katrina.)


Gorgeous!


The Columns Hotel


The streetcars still run!

I do have more pics (creepy ones coming soon...muaahahaha) so stay tuned!

20 comments:

M.Lane said...

Every time I go to N.O. I take the St. Charles line all the way West to the curve and then all the way back. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! I love New Orleans and hope to visit in the very near future.

ML
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Holly said...

OMG. I love them all!

preppy little dress said...

Great shot, we were there the Labor Day weekend before Katrina struck! What a beautiful place full of beautiful homes! Great shot of the streetcar! Hope you had fund visiting your family! Florida was great, can't wait to go back in April!

Preppy 101 said...

Excited to see more pics!!!

Pretty in Pink said...

LOL ... you are just like me ... i will straight stalk to get a picture!

i am going to new orleans for the first time in a month. i am going for a bachelorette party, but I want to take some time to SHOP! You will have to let me know what places are good :)

lisagh said...

All so lovely!

Muffy said...

GORGEOUS HOMES!!!! Great post!

Legallyblondemel said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Patois said...

What a great idea to paint the ceiling porch the color of the sky. Man, I covet those homes.

Jill said...

I love the homes on St. Charles... so pretty. I had a cocktail at The Columns Hotel the night before Katrina. I'm so glad it wasn't badly damaged.

The Pink Tutu said...

What absolutely gorgeous homes!!

Pink Maple said...

Beautiful homes!

Jo said...

Fabulous homes ~ love your photos!

Jo

Heather said...

These pictures are beautiful. I am glad this area did not flood during Katrina.

Jaina said...

Those are so beautiful! I'd love to have some of those houses.

Darrin said...

Wow... beautiful architecture!! I'd love to take a trip there someday!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Yay! I pass by those homes almost everyday! Hopefully going to columns tonight!! So glad you enjoyed your stay!XO

Madeline said...

Great photos!

midnight macaroons said...

We are heading back to NOLA in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited to see our friends & family. And I've been dieting for weeks...Mmmm, all that great food. Looks like y'all had a fantastic time. Great photos!!! You always dress your daughter so cute. She is a true Southern Belle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Where did you get your King Cake? Gambino’s?

Kappa Prep said...

Oh, I LOVED this post! Thank you for taking all those photos and sharing them with us. I have not been to NOLA since I was itty bitty so this was very much apprecited.