Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Some Random Pics Of New Orleans

Just some random pics from the New Orleans trip.

There used to be a statue upon this pedestal.

That statue is gone now.

At least they haven't gotten around to removing Ben Franklin's statue - yet.

At a fine antique store there were fine antiques aplenty.

In the 1850s, when you can't decide whether to carry a knife or a pistol you can do both.

A $50 Texas banknote with Sam Houston's signature (apparently it wasn't actually signed by Houston but by William G. Cooke).

If you had to ask the price on any of these items, you probably couldn't afford them. The mark-up on the antique firearms and coins were quite high above typical market value, likely to snag visiting tourists with cash and not a lot of market knowledge.

Now, if you could afford those items, you likely would be riding around in this very clean Ferrari:

Then on to the river.

A ship making a 90 degree turn on the river.

A tug and barge meandering down the river.

An abandoned wharf awaiting redevelopment.

'Twas a darn good trip with a fine host.


Old NFO said...

Can't ask for more! :-) And you survived it!!!

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

Like Old NFO stated "you survived it!!" It does help to have someone living there to show you the in and outs of the local scene.

Aaron said...

Old NFO- That I did!

MrGarabaldi - Yep, I certainly saw sights with Murph that I would never have seen on my own, that's for sure.