New Orleans: A Christmastime Night Walk through Bayou St. John
Night 1 of my recent visit to New Orleans to visit my brother and sister-in-law saw me walking through the creative-class neighborhood of Bayou St. John, getting nighttime shots of the Christmas decorations using my DSLR. This is a really lovely neighborhood, with several avenues that are covered with those mature oak trees dating back to the 1700s that the city is so famous for, currently full of people like web designers, NGO employees, etc. Back in the Victorian Age, though, this was a hot spot for the upper-middle-class, which is why the neighborhood is still dotted with flabbergasting small mansions, sometimes now little museums because someone famous used to own it back in the 1800s. After this I headed to St. Louis Cathedral to see a holiday concert by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but it was standing room only which bummed me out, so I went up to Bourbon Street and drank at a piano bar instead, then headed back to Bayou St. John for alligator po' boys with my brother at Parkway.