Thursday, February 28, 2008

Stately state house

I was out shooting some houses along St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans today and this one caught my eye. The Aldrich Genella House is on the National Register of Historic Places. I pasted the monument plate in the right bottom so you could see the designation. You may have to click on the image to enlarge it to read the monument.

Driving down St. Charles Avenue and gawking at all the old mansion is a favorite pastime of mine. Many of those mansion make this one look petite.

--steve buser

7 comments:

Mo said...

Wonderful shot. What a goregous home.

Chris said...

Lovely house, Steve. I just love the architecture of homes like these.

Re: your comment on my blog about journalism. . . .I'm going to email you privately tomorrow about that so I don't clog up your blog, but I'm interested. . . .

Wanda said...

I love porches and balconies!! Lovey!

Sarabeth said...

Each time that I drive down St. Charles, I notice something interesting. It's a great street.

Jules said...

What a wonderful grand old lady she is - but I always half expect a bit of haunting going on in houses like this!!!

Southern Heart said...

Oh my....that one is a beauty!

St Charles is our favorite street in the entire world.

delmar said...

well, yall will find this hard to believe..my name is Rob, I'm a Loyola graduate in Fine Arts, 1987. The 1st commission/job I received was to paint a mural in the backyard on the fence next to the swimming-pool of that remarkable house. I got lucky--the owners at the time, Stan & Susan, knew a friend of mine & sent word that they'd like a mural painted (they'd recently bought the Aldrich Genella house;), so I showed Susan some sketches & viola, I got to paint my 1st piece of real art as the typical young artist with a naive/unknown future. I hired a fellow Loyola artist friend, Camilla Wiik, to assist in sandblasting the wall & painting it. We had to cover the wall nearly every afternoon due to the usual "summer 'humidity' shower" that typically fell about 3 or 4pm;-).. in the mid 90's, Susan told me that the mural was still holding-up (I'd never done an outdoor/mural & had always worried that it would fade or whither from humidity & rain, whew.) If u'd like to see more of my work, i have some images
at this artist's web-community: http://robelicit.deviantart.com/gallery
--((NOTE: old folks, teenagers & artists around the world ALL get free-hosting to post art & meet other artists on "deviantART" but SINCE it's free/popular, it's "marketed" with a teenager-twist, hence the name "deviant"ART", but it has every style, every type of art, photography, poetry & such are there on their site--literally millions of images from hundred's of thousands of artists or so, hailing from everywhere around the globe^_^))...so that's the story--I did pass by the ole Aldrich Genella house a few years ago.. whew, very humid yet WARM-Hearted Memories. Great to know that the gorgeous historic home is still on the most beautiful street in the country--makes me homesick as I've quit my commercial-graphics/design career & am now living in FRIGID, cooold-western New York state pursuing my MFA (master of fine art) degree so as to return to my roots in Fine Art. Like old Louis Armstrong sang, "Do you know what it means, to miss New Orleans?" So please-> make sure they build some REAL levees from now on cher;).. sigh..peaceOuttie, Rob