Tuesday, May 20, 2008

River outlook

It was a rainy, gloomy day.

Still, the view from the Westin Hotel lobby was powerful. The window wall looks out over the Mississippi River where it makes a sharp turn after flowing past downtown New Orleans. The river is flowing from South to North at this point. It slides around Algiers Point on the opposite bank and starts its push to the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico.

The Westin's lobby is on the 11th floor of Canal Place at the foot of Canal Street and the edge of the French Quarter. That high vantage makes the panoramic view all that more spectacular.

--steve buser

6 comments:

Rosy said...

looks inviting this hotel lobby and even moreso with at how you describe your river.

Tanya said...

Love the high ceilings and those windows! What a beautiful view!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The first thing I thought of was this all flooded during Katrina?

Jules said...

Talk about water views!!!

Nice to catch up with all your fabulous photos Steve.

Sandy said...

Wow, I love this place! Beautiful.

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Professor said...

Wow- this looks so pretty and yet relaxing...