Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Foto Fiesta Finish

Today's pics are New Orleans centered.

My favorite mode of transportation in New Orleans is the streetcar. We had the streetcar line running right behind our house.

I can remember when I first moved there, the sound of the streetcar running at night drove me CRAZY.

Then, I got used to it.

So much so, that when I moved out to the country and tried to sleep in the stillness that you can only get from not being within city limits, I discovered I desperately missed the sound of the streetcar.

Now, of course, I'm used to the stillness and love it.

But what I wouldn't give to hear that streetcar late in the night once more.

Here's a pic of the streetcar stop sign. You find one of these and just stand and wait til the next one comes along.



Here's two of them meeting at Calliope (pronounced Cal-e-o-pee) and St. Charles under I-10.




Here's the beginning of the streetcar line. I took this picture at the cross over on the neutral ground that took me down Sycamore Street. One block from where I used to live. This is where I used to catch the streetcar to take me downtown so I could drink all I want and not drive! It was so worth that $1.25 each way just for that reason alone.



This picture is on the outside wall of the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles. I love these birds. So peaceful.


This is my WTF? picture. This was taken in Metairie, LA which is a neighboring city to New Orleans.




And this is a house not too far from my old house that has been painted since we left.


Where is a homeowners association when you need one, eh?





If you want to join in on more foto fun, head on over to Candid Carrie's!


Later,


Mama Dawg

16 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:

Rhea

Streetcars are awesome. And I LOVE that colorful house. I'd totally live there.

I tagged you for a book meme. You can play or not play, up to you!!

Cocotte

I love that house too! Not sure I'd want it next door to me, but it does make you wonder if Willy Wonka lives there.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures

I love all the shopping carts next to that one house...would make it so convient for me if I need to walk somehwere with all the kids...just pile them in the cart! : )

Lo

oh my hell. who painted that house? and were they on acid? seriously. that is CRAZY TALK.

i used to live in teh city, in chicago itself and not just the suburbs, and the el ran right by my kitchen window. seriously. they saw me ironing sometimes. i lived on the third floor of my grandmas apt building in an old building built in 1903. when i first moved here i would routinely wake up in the middle of the night to my bed shaking and run to the doorway- thinking i was still in southern california and we were having an earthquake. nah, just the el. it took me a good six months to get used to NOT hearin it when i moved out to the suburbs.

so i hear ya. :)

Pseudonymous High School Teacher

I've never been to New Orleans, loved the photos that took us to your life style back when you lived there.

I think that house would trigger migraines for me.

Robin

Love those streetcars too!
I used to live right across the street from the above-ground T, Boston's version of the subway trolley. That damn thing kept me up at night for months! Especially the effing horn! But like you said, you get used to it, just like anything else.
I love New Orleans. Haven't been there in forever.
Great shots!

Jaden Paige

Great pics! That house is very.... inTEResting. To say the least. At least it's not a sloppy paint job!

sassy stephanie

Man, I loved growing up and visiting relatives in NOLA. They always took me to ride the street cars and get some beignets, no matter how much they hated fighting the tourists! I so miss it. I don't go nearly as much as I'd like to. But, I sure cherish growing up there as my second home.

Ya know, I have some peeps in Metairie. That could be the work of one of my crafty cousins.

Krystal

okay, that house is all kinds of cool!

HeatherPride

I do love the shot of the colorful house!! But can I say I'm so glad it's not in my neighborhood!!

kelliebean

Hoppin over from Carrie's...I also like the colorful house (speaking all the way from AZ!), but that bird sculpture is just fantastic. Love it!

BedsideTalesMan

I have always wanted to go to New Orleans...and never have. Those are great pictures. I love street cars too.

Shit...I'd live in that last house!

Captain Dumbass

When I bring all the little Dumbasses to visit, will you take us?

goodfather

I've never been to New Orleans. Or ridden on a street car. Or lived, apparently. ;)

Mariah

I love that colorful house, I'd live there. Have I told you how much I love your color scheme on your blog, it's always so refreshing...

Teri

Those shopping carts are actually just yard art. Yeah, yard "art."

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