My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for April, 2016

Clover Grill

I think this is one of the coolest corners in New Orleans to photograph and I have posted one photo before from pretty much this exact spot (and probably a better one, see it here!), but what can I say, I like it!



Cornstalk Fence

This is the famous Cornstalk Fence Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The fence was erected in 1840 when the owner wanted to ease the homesickness of wife who was from Iowa. It has had many famous guests, perhaps most notably the Clintons and Elvis Presley.


Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

One of my favorite bars to photograph in New Orleans, this is Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop.


Mask Shop Window

New Orleans has some of the coolest mask shops in the world. This one in particular caught my eye with its colorful window display. It was so distinct and beautiful in the early evening light.


Pere Antoine’s

This is Pere Antoine Restaurant at the corner of Royal and St. Ann in the ever beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans.


French Quarter Carriage

I love the ironwork in the French Quarter of New Orleans and a carriage ride is the perfect way to explore this amazing corner of the world.


Royal Mask Shop

I love the feel of the French Quarter of New Orleans at night. This is the proprietor of the Royal Mask Shop on Royal Street.


French Quarter Street

I lived in the French Quarter of New Orleans for a few years, and it is very much my second home. This was an amazing night to shoot and I got some great photos. An empty street and a cool night sky make this one of my favorites.


Statue and Flowers

I really enjoyed shooting at Houmas House in Gonzales, Louisiana. But this it the last one for now. I really enjoyed the spring flowers and the statues on the property.


Plantation House

This is Houmas House, the main building on what was once one of the largest sugar plantations in the country. It is near Gonzales, Louisiana.


Southern Statue

This is one of many beautiful statues on Houmas House Plantation near Gonzales, Louisiana.


Pam’s Choice Foxglove

These beautiful flowers are called Pam’s Choice Foxgloves and they are growing at Houmas House Plantation near Gonzales, Louisiana.



These alligator statues are protecting the lawn at the Houmas House Plantation near Gonzales, Louisiana.


Lazy Afternoon

This statue is living the dream – stretched out in the sun with the pleasant smell of spring flowers in the air. This is on the Houmas House Plantation near Gonzales, Louisiana.


Memphis Mural

This mural really caught my eye. It depicts the 1968 city sanitation workers’ strike which was the reason Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in town on April 4th, 1968 – the day he was assassinated. This is in Memphis, Tennessee.



This is the beautiful Dunleith Inn in historic Natchez, Mississippi.


Nashville Spiral Staircase

I absolutely fell in love with this lovely spiral staircase in the legislators’ lounge in the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville, Tennessee.


Kentucky Fried Chicken

I’m a sucker for things like this. This is the very first location of what would go on to be known as Kentucky Fried Chicken. Kentucky Colonel Harland Sanders opened Sanders CafĂ© in Corbin, Kentucky in 1930.


Edison Laboratory

Thomas Edison employed hundreds of people in his laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. It was really incredible to see all the machines they used in their creative work.


Thomas Edison’s Office

This beautiful library and office were inside the laboratory at Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, New Jersey.