Saturday, August 29, 2009

Show Me Yours Saturday

I heart Book Gossip has started a new meme: Show Me Yours Saturday.
Here's how it works:

Each weekend try to post a Show Me Yours. It can include a favorite food to something about you. Show me the deets and I will show you mine. Key word is show: So show us some snazzy pictures not just words.
I think most of you know by now I live in New Orleans. Since today also happens to be the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I decided to post a few quick pics of the city I love:

This is my view of the city every morning on my drive in to work. This was a hard picture to get! I drive a stick shift and took this picture in bridge traffic on my way to work - let me tell you that took a bit of coordination! I work in one of the high-rises (I won't tell which one!)

Here's a St. Charles Avenue streetcar. It is the oldest continuously operating streetcar system in the world. The first Mardi Gras parade is held on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar every year on 12th night (January 6).

This is not a very clear picture, I couldn't get close enough to do it justice. It's our first Borders bookstore! The building used to be a funeral home (should be fun at Halloween)... I think that's pretty cool.

This is the ferry that goes from Algiers (where I live) to Canal Street (downtown New Orleans). I have many happy memories of riding this ferry with friends, headed out to the French Quarter. I love that I can just catch the ferry and I'm right there in the heart of the city!  [photo redacted]

This is the Catholic church in my old neighborhood. I was married here and my kids did their baptisms and first communions here. I love this church with it's high ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows. Modern churches give me the creeps.

I know I could have done a lot more touristy pics, but decided to show what I like about the city. Hope you don't mind.... and enjoy the pics!


  1. Thanks for sharing your view of your beloved city! Happy SITS Sharefest day!

  2. Oh, I forgot to add, I can not wait for the new Diana Gabaldon book to be released! I LOVE her books!!!

  3. Great pics. Makes me miss home. (I grew up in Marrero/Harvey.)

  4. Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. We don't live too far away from New Orleans. May have to go there and do some of the "touristy" stuff sometime.

  5. Enjoyed your pictures, I prefer them to the touristy ones (I can google those anytime). The church is beautiful, wish we had something as beautiful here.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

  7. I have liked New Orleans for quite some time. It holds some magic to me. The pictures are great! I want to go there now even more. And the Borders bookstore? Brilliant! I love it.

  8. What wonderful pictures. I love this new Show Me Yours Saturday...everyone has such great pics to share. :)