Photos of my time in and around New Orleans.
Many thanks to my host Krystal for showing me round the city and for my friend Wendy for organising it initially.
Banana plants with small fruit.
I am definitely in the south now!
Cafe Du Monde sell a unique type of Pastry called a Beignet.
Sort of a donut, but square and more like a pastry. Served with a heavy coat of powdered sugar and a strong local coffee usually.
Delicious and cheap!
Jean D'arc. The maid of (old) Orleans
Matthew and a big Pumpkin
Krystal and a small horse.
A big horse with very glamorous hooves
The miigghtty Mississippi river
Fish and chips Cajun style (and shrimp, oyster, onions, and catfish)
Rolling handmade Cigars.
Hurricane Katrina certainly left its mark on New Orleans when it hit shore almost 10 years ago.
But while the evidence of the damage has mostly been erased and rebuilt, there is still a strong feeling of resentment amongst the people here because of the failure to promptly respond by the authorities.