Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Court appearance

There seems almost a magical art to some of the old doorways and gateways to courtyards in the French quarter. This one just really caught my eye as I walked by -- the work of an obviously talented craftsman. Bears a strong resemblance to a Monstrance. Did the Catholic heritage of the city influence this gate?

--steve buser

12 comments:

Annie said...

You saw something beautiful and then you showed it to the rest of us too.

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Oz, Steve,

Followed your link from Jules's Rabaul Daily Photo site. You seem drawn to the same sorts of sights that draw my camera to them too.

Great site. Loved the visit and your attention to detail.

Cheers, mate

David

oldmanlincoln said...

It is a beautiful example of iron work. Thanks too for the visit.

Clueless in boston said...

This is a beautiful piece of iron.

Jules said...

Great detail in this - I am sure the artist will be pleased that you spotted his handiwork in amongst the rest of the building.

Moi said...

It's beautiful Steve.

In Savannah, last weekend, saw some examples of extensive iron latticework ..and thought of your French Quarter images..

Rambling Round said...

Oh, that is pretty! I would imagine the Catholic influence had a lot of influence.

photowannabe said...

Lovely capture. The French Quarter has one wonderful scene after another.

Marie said...

Très joli indeed. I heard the word "monstrance" (which is French and from French origin) for the first time of my life a few weeks ago when I was in Ardèche. I am a Catholic though!

Chris said...

It's funny, Steve, I looked at this photo for a few moments before I read your commentary, and I thought, "It looks like the Monstrance." Do you think the similarity has anything to do with NO's Catholic heritage?

Lynette said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

• Eliane • said...

Great find! I love this shot and I like how you focussed it on one key element and not the whole fence. Very nice.