Bead Tree

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After Mardi Gras, trees are loaded with beads.

Soon to be a memory

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Pay phone located in front of the Gumbo Shop, in the French Quarter.

Eagle's Nest

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Eagle's nest off the Bonnie Carrie Spillway coming into New Orleans. Can be seen on Interstate 10 and from the train.

Clay Eaters

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For generations the eating of clay rich dirt has been a curious custom in some rural areas of Mississippi.

Album cover;"Low Down Vodka Blues"

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Lyrics by Carroll by Beth Hemeter.



Two walking down Charters in the Quarter.


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After 45yrs. two Art School friends see each other at the Old Rats Valentine Tour in the French Quarter...carroll case and terry twyman Feb. 14 2012.

Ol' Timey comes to the Quarter

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Members of the New Orleans subculture are known by many names. Transient youth or traveling kids.They are the equivalent of modern hobos. Over the last decade I've watched, photographed and listened to countless Street Bands in the Quarter. I have seen many different groups, hippies,black metal,oogle kids, crust and dreads, goths, and gutter punks. Something different appeared on the streets of the Quarter last year around Mardi Gras...OL'TIMEY. All of a sudden the street bands had the look of the Great Depression Era.

Mona Lisa's Restaurant


Located in the 1200 block of Royal Street in the French Quarter is one of the most unique Italian restaurants in New Orleans. Known to locals for years as the best place to unwind with a glass of wine and a delicious pizza, tourists rarely have it on their culinary list. Sometimes they stumble on it accidentally on their way to Frenchman Street to hear the bands, but rarely do they venture that far down for serious dining. Big mistake. Mona Lisa's is small, dark, quaint, mysterious, but once you are there, you realize what New Orleans communities are all about.


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You can find a Muffaletta on almost any menu in the French Quarter, but all Muffalettas are not the same. This Italian sandwich, made of salami, cheese, olive salad and ham, is on a huge round loaf of Italian bread. The secret is in the bread and the olive salad. The Central Grocery version of this sandwich is a local favorite, but tourists buy them to go and carry them home on air flights all over the world. Perfect complements to the Muffaletta would be Zapp's potato chips and a Barq's root beer.

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