Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Peril pounder

The canonical view
Jackson Square, across from St. Louis Cathedral gets all the attention in the French Quarter -- it's a favorite subject of photographs. Artillery Square however, takes the high ground -- you walk up to this high vantage point to walk out to the river and along the Moonwalk.... or to catch a street car back toward Canal Street.

I found myself wonder about a time when a cannon like this was state of the art protection from perils from the river.

--steve buser

Lagniappe
Today on Pixel Eyed : Anybody home. A lonely church on a remote country road. Is it abandoned? The grass was well groomed....

10 comments:

Kate said...

The cannon may be old, but it still looks pretty wicked!

Wendy said...

Looking at the cannon, makes me wonder about the times, the men, and the circumstances of when it was on "active duty". Nice photo of this retired peril pounder.

Gwen said...

Could you take a photograph of the cathedral for a later post, please.

HoodPhotography said...

An excellent point about the "state of the art protection"

Rambling Round said...

I wonder if the cannon can still be fired! Great angle for this "shot."

photowannabe said...

Love the composition of this shot with the church steeple in the background and the cannon in front. Perhaps the title War and Peace.

Wanda said...

Interesting the progress of weapons! David had a sling and 5 smooth stones! :)

Me said...

Neat pic and perspective. I would hate to have that monster pointed at me!
Thanks,
Wayne

Isadora said...

The square with the cathedral in the background is majestic. The little church :) there was a time when I wanted to buy and restore an abandoned church for a home. Apparently someone there did :)

Marie said...

I like the way you took the picture. I think the cannon looks less wicked as modern weapons.