Wednesday, July 25, 2007

French Quarter Green

A late summer afternoon shot of a French Quarter street with the shadows starting to fill the street. In the distance, you can see the tall buildings of the CBD. Despite the small streets of the Vieux Carre', there is a sense of greenery everywhere.

--steve buser

16 comments:

TOG said...

It looked just like that 50 years ago when I was studying dentistry at Loyola. If my father was alive he would say the same thing, but his memory would be of 80 years ago. When I see it today, my heart is heavy, I know it isn't really exactly what I remember. Now it's also made me tear for the city I loved.

Olivier said...

on dirait un petit village (un peu comme greenwich village) cela doit ĂȘtre agreable de vivre dans cette partie.

one would say a small village (a little as Greenwich village) that must be pleasant to live in this part.

Olivier said...

on dirait un petit village (un peu comme greenwich village) cela doit ĂȘtre agreable de vivre dans cette partie.

one would say a small village (a little as Greenwich village) that must be pleasant to live in this part.

Zanabel said...

Lovely. Timeless, really. It makes me think the French Quarter must be as much a state of mind as a place.

susan said...

It has been many years but I still remember the charm and uniqueness of the French Quarter.

I can't remember exactly where I stayed...I think it was close to Esplande?

travelphilippines said...

i love it french.

Jules said...

This is how I always imagine New Orleans.

I am so relieved it looks undamaged after the floods. How much water went through this area?

Steve Buser said...

Jules, The French Quarter didn't flood in the hurricane. It is built along the river which is the highest part of the city (long before levees the river overflowed and built up its banks. The area along the river that includes the French Quarter and uptown is now affectionately known as "the Sliver on the River" -- an enviable place to live.

Kate said...

The wrought iron balcony railings are SO French Quarter!!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I really really love this photo and take me back when my heart (and not only) was broken by hurricane fury that devasted evrything. To see this photo enlarge hearts again.

Neva said...

Still love the French Quarter!

GMG said...

The French is a wonderful Quarter, and your pictures show. Happily not flooded...

lv2scpbk said...

I really like this photo. It does have narrow streets but seems to have a nice feel to it.

Moi said...

Ah the much loved French Quarter of New Orleans ....i have always wanted to visit the place...may be sometime later this year ...:)

elsa said...

This is a lovely picture of what I think is New Orleans. I'll go there once, no doubt. :-)

Linda said...

This is a beautiful images, the French quarter is something I really like to see.