I remember the sun...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sunday evening the storms moved in. Lightening and thunder and general fugliness. And it has not stopped since then.

Heavy rains, thunderboomers, tornado sirens...we have lived them all since Sunday here in the mid-south.

And to think that two short weeks ago while spending the weekend in New Orleans with friends the sun shined brightly, the temperatures ere in the low 80's and there was not even a speck of humidity.

And that caused us to have a stellar weekend...

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There are MANY cemeteries in NOLA

I liked the way the sun made a halo on this mausoleum.

The homes in the Garden District are stunning

White Ghost Shivers - They are from Austin, but were playing the streets of NOLA this weekend. A mix of jazz, swing and ragtime with a little vaudeville thrown in for good measure.

Tanya & Dorise, these two young ladies are extremely talented. Tanya on violin seemed to me to be the inspiration of the character "Annie" (played by Lucia Micarelli) on the HBO show Treme.
This is a cajun-zydeco band we fell in love with. The T'Canaille Cajun Band. We saw them twice, they had extra washboards that hung on your shoulders so the audience got involved too!

the remains of a Muffaletta I devoured on Saturday

Blackened Redfish with Jambalaya - was soooo good!

This made me laugh. Jesus and Moses "Action Figures"!!!

Andy messing with a tree that had these bumps all over it.

Immigration Statue down along the Mississippi.

St. Louis Cathedral in all its splendor.

The infamous Cafe Du Monde. The beignets were incredible!

Cool old signage. Did not eat here though.

If you love unique architecture, NOLA is for you.

Every balcony had a personality. Some more so than others.

You can dance with strangers - even silver ones - all you want!

The ironwork is incredible complex indeed.

My best gal and best bud! Nancy loved them and they her!

Another balcony with personality!

Janice and Nancy just strolling along

Preservation Hall - Preserving the Jazz legacy for future generations.

Inside Preservation Hall. No flash, no video, no audio allowed. Fun...ALLOWED!

7 Of Your Sparks

  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Next time you better invite your ol' Uncle Phfrankie to come along!

  3. LAC Says:
  4. Great pictures. Between you and Linda posting Maine pics, I am really itching for a vacation now!

    Glad you weathered the storms. Have a great weekend.

  5. Ken Says:
  6. What a great post Vinny. Glad you had a good time with some sun.

    The weather here HAS been really good for me to patch up some lawn (rain,sun,rain,sun,rain,rain,sun) before we get this beast of a house on the market this summer some time.

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Jazz Fest this weekend and I wasn't going to go. It's just gotten so expensive, but a friend just gave me a ticket so I'll be there this Sunday.

  9. Travis Cody Says:
  10. Sun, you say? 80 degrees, you say?

    Perhaps one day soon it will come back. Great pics!

  11. TopChamp Says:
  12. I LOVE it.

  13. I think you crammed a whole lotta fun into a short weekend in NOLA. It helps when you're with people who know the area. I'm really hoping to see NOLA some day. Thanks for sharing the pics of your adventure.


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