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April 16, 2014

New Orleans – April 12_14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 10:33 am

New Orleans always manages to provide a unique experience every time you visit. Between the architecture, quirky people, delicious food and overall carefree atmosphere, it has more character than any other place I’ve been to in the States. This past weekend I took my old man down for French Quarter Fest. It was his first time down, but definitely won’t be his last. The majority of these shots are people, taken from our Decatur Street balcony on the outskirts of the French Quarter.

 

Flippy

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Garden of the GodsIMG_1740

 

Because of the climate, homeowners are constantly fighting nature, whether it be floods or fawnsIMG_1739

 

The World War II museum was one of the most impressive collections I’ve ever seen. Most of the wings were finished a couple months ago and were set up like huge airplane hangars.. for obvious reasons..IMG_1735

 

Sargeant First Class Michael Cuzzort put in over 33 years of service and was recognized with a presidential citation

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A scaled view of American military personnel vs Nazi Germany and Imperial JapanIMG_1732

 

Riveting

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From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State, 
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. 
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life, 
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters. 
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

 

-Randall Jarrell [Death of the ball turret gunner]

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My dad’s second cousin, on eternal patrol for the USS Tang. The sub has the most tonnage sunk of any submarine in US history. It went down after firing its last torpedo, which missed its target and came around to sink the Tang. While it rested on the bottom of the sea, ten of the sailors were able to use something called a Mumsen lung to escape the sub and rise to the surface, five survived. Along with the survivors who were blown from the bridge during the explosion, they were picked up by a Japanese convoy and beaten by the badly burned survivors of one of the freighters they’d just sunk. After a year spent in a POW camp, they were finally liberated. Those five men who escaped the hatch remain the only ones to ever survive a sub sinking.

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We cant stopIMG_1722

 

Daylight breaks in the apartment

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Night watch

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Tubatown

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Tip to newcomers – Don’t throw beads at cops…IMG_1708

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Geaux LocalIMG_1702

 

Hipsters.. hipsters everywhere

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Mr. Balloonhead

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Bomber

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This guy walked up and down the strip pushing this big balloon into the air and watching it fall

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Mardis Garrr

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Skating

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Eventually some kids decided this balloon pushing thing was enough, so they tried to snatch it from the guy.. he got it back though, like he always does

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Semper Fi

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Sign of the cross

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Hope floats

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Beware the mules

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This weird thing scared the daylights out of us when we were walking. No tips for that thing…

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Legs for days

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Off duty

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Hey Boys!

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NOLitti

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Murrika

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Easy getaway

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No cares

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Shuckz

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At the marketplace

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Boiling the crawdads

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Tweakers

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FQ Fest

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Jack

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Mo’ Potties Mo’ Problems

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Clingy

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Say what??

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Brad, the guy who lived on the next door balcony. This guy was whacked.

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Little cannibals

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Hallway warning

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Leggy

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The Beauregard-Keyes house – Built in 1826

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All the original details were used when restoring the house. Most of the pieces were once owned by the Beauregard family

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That’s Armiore

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Creepy a$$ dolls collected by Mrs. Keyes – most from the mid 1800′s

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Adolphina the cat

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To the heavens

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The open air atrium in the garden apartment. Mrs. Keyes brought these tiles back from Barcelona. She died in the apartment in 1970.

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Long night

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The deluge cometh…

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Roof Chow

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Taking flight

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