Monday, January 12, 2009

French Quarter details



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.


--steve buser

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6 comments:

Boise Diva said...

I love seeing these details.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great picture Steve

MaCoBra said...

You have a good eye for detail!
when you take the time to look at a building you discover all kinds of details.

raf said...

Like this one, Steve! That kind of detail in old buildings is often so interesting and full of photo opportunities like you've caught here.

Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

My dad does restoration work on old buildings, based out of Cincinnati. I'm drawn to these beautiful old things and am so happy when I see someone else is also. This is one of the reasons I adore the French Quarter. There is simply no end to the things you can notice. Have you ever been inside Preservation Hall? Man, the walls inside and out have so many coasts of paint!

Darwin said...

Hi Steve,

I'm writing to say I really enjoy your New Orleans daily photo blog, I have a great affinity for the area and a lot of the sights really brings me back.

I just started to write a blog about travel in New Orleans, and was wondering whether you might want to exchange links with me. I've actually already added a link to the daily photo either way :)

My blog is at: http://neworleansvacation.wordpress.com/

Thanks, please let me know if you have any questions.

Darwin