Technorati Tags: French Quarter, buildings, cast iron, ornamentaion. New Orleans
It's fun to examine the smaller details on the older buildings of the French Quarter. I guess we would call this something similar to a sofit vent or a gable end vent. They just don't make them like this any more with cast iron work. Notice the symbolism. You can also notice the wire mesh behind the iron grate to keep the pigeons out -- I'll bet that wasn't part of the original.