Yesterday, I talked about the details of a city, the details of New Orleans which delights, unlike typical cities in the U.S. It can be giant architecture, shot from a Streetcar window, or smaller details seen at a slower speed. Today is about those small details.
I was walking in the French Quarter, on the last day of our four-day mini-vacation, and noticed this little gem. Here, we have well-worn, and perhaps, hand-made bricks with a beautiful patina, along with a sign with a bit of history. While the graffiti and stickers may arguably detract, it adds a level of authenticity. It’s not so clean that it looks like Disney World and its idealized view of a fictional place.
I love finding things like this and I’m sure there are countless opportunities in New Orleans for this type of photography. While the old-world cities in Europe and even some in Asia maybe a rich heaven for details, it takes a lot more effort in the newer cities of the U.S. That’s part of the challenge I suppose. But sometimes, it’s just fun and easy to stroll though such a target rich environment.
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