French Quarter Details at Night.

French Quarter Details at Night in Black & White
Park bench

Black and white park bench in the French Quarter at night

Bicycle

Black and white bicycle in the French Quarter at night

Door and Fire hydrant

Black and white door and fire hydrant in the French Quarter at night

Fire Hydrant

Black and white fire hydrant in the French Quarter at night

Light Post

Black and white street light post in the French Quarter at night

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Strolling Royal Street on any given day is as picturesque and entertaining as any festival.  Starting on the 200 block of Royal Street in the French Quarter you will find brass bands, jazz bands, trios, tarot card readers, jugglers, violin players, mimes, mannequins, magicians and many other kinds of musicians.  There is no need to go into a club to enjoy a great jazz band, just walk down the street and enjoy the neighborhood.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Street Performers of Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Hardworking Mules of the French Quarter.

Hardworking Mules of the French Quarter

A visit to New Orleans is not complete without a carriage ride down the historic streets of the French Quarter.  These mules work day in and day out down, hot or cold, rain or shine entertaining visitors and locals alike.  New Orleans Carriages.

Hardworking Mules of the French Quarter

Hardworking Mules of the French Quarter

French Quarter Festival 2012.

French Quarter Festival 2012
Street Sign

French Quarter Festival 2012 - Street Sign

Music Festivals, actually festivals overall, are not my thing.  This year, I forced myself to go out and capture the essence of French Quarter Fest; instead, I walked around with the camera and extra lenses that I never used and I could not get inspired by it at all.  I guess, I will have to try again during Jazz Fest next week.  Pat O’s hurricane(ss) were a great treat!

French Quarter Festival 2012 - Jackson Square and Saint Louis Cathedral

Hotel Monteleone

French Quarter Festival 2012 - Hotel Monteleone

Hotel Monteleone Facade

Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail

French Quarter Festival 2012. Pat O'Briens Hurricane Cocktail

Pat O’ Briens Hurricane

French Quarter Festival 2012 - Drinks Booth

Carriage Entry Way to a Courtyard

Carriage Entry Way to a Courtyard in the French Quarter, New Orleans.
Courtyard in the French Quarter

Carriage entry way to a courtyard in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

The French Quarter hides some amazing courtyards, it is just a matter of being noisy enough to peek in or ask yourself in and discover the beauty behind this historic neighborhood in New Orleans, LA.

This particular photo was shoot through the mail slot on the front gate.

Nikon D7000, ISO 2500, 45mm, f/10, 1/20, AWB