Friday, July 6, 2007

Wandering the waterfront

More from our trip along the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the 4th of July.

This board walk, twisted as it was, still held onto the ground below it. The walkway toward where I am shooting the camera and the walkway beyond this section were both gone.

Below, storm clouds gathering as we left New Orleans -- maybe a warning for the day ahead.

We headed off with the top down on my wife's convertible, just sight seeing. We had to put the top up several times because of rain or drizzle. The mostly bare beaches seemed clean and inviting. The water was about as cloudy as the skies. We pulled into the casino in Gulfport for lunch -- a delicious buffet with boiled shrimp and other delights. The casino hall wasn't packed but it was comfortably full.

It was a fun relaxing day.


17 comments:

isabella said...

In the DP portal your first photo reminded me of Gulfport. Was it taken there?
Sad to hear that not much restoration took place there since Katrina...

IamtheMom said...

You are a great photographer. You need to do a session with my kiddos. I love the first picture- it looks like a scene from a horror movie or something. Sullivan would have fun running trains of the edge.

poody said...

this is a great shot of the boardwalk. Convertible? I am jealous!

Anonymous said...

Steve - I left a comment on your post on nola.com but I figured you probably check here more often. I grew up down the street from you in Beamont (Tommy H.). I'm still in New Orleans, in grad school at UNO. Your pictures look great and I hope all is well!

Sally said...

Love the sinuousness of the boardwalk pic.

Sally said...

PS I ike your blogs on porches. Here we call them verandahs, Funny thing: the Anglo-Australian front verandah doesn't get used very much - as people tend to live their lives out in the beackyeard. BUT I live in a very non-Anglo area, and the verandah is well-used indeed...men with backgammon and hookahs, women with trays of sweetmeats.....watching kids play and chatting. My son has dragged an old chair from a hard-rubbish pick up on to our front verandah, and we also have low-slung brick work. he and his (non-Anglo) mates often sit out there playing Dragonball Z cards, or tazo games.....or whatever....(my verandah featured in June 1 theme day).

Viva the porch / verandah! Death to high walls and security intercoms!!

Tara said...

Pre-Katrina, Gulfport was a favored family getaway. My parents went last summer and were stunned by how much was just gone - wiped out. I hope more than casinos will be rebuilt there.

Dijah said...

I wonder how they made the bridge.Very incredible for a bendy bridge to not move when it's walked on.

A wonderful picture of the clouds I must say!I had lots of shots of clouds like that when I went to Singapore.

magiceye said...

beautiful pictures with wonderful commentary

slinger said...

Great shot. Unique in it's perspective.

Jilly said...

Your photos are always so beautiful.

Pedp said...

The storm clouds shot is incredible. Has the majesty, intensity and brooding light of a Turner painting.

lv2scpbk said...

I like the lines in the walkway with your photo. It's a shame it's broken though.

Lavenderlady said...

My favorite is the storm clouds. The contrast betweeen colors and forms is very nice.

Bergson said...

I adore this threatening sky
And all these electric wire

Shorty said...

Totally love the cloud pic, but of course I've got a thing for clouds.

Sonia said...

Love the two photos! Well done!