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Midday Muse: New Orleans Architecture

I snapped this picture last year when I was trolling through the French Quarter with a plastic to-go cup of Sapphire and tonic. It's actually part of a long row of Creole Townhouses, but I was too smitten with that brick peaking out from the plaster to take in the bigger picture. And if you look a little closer, you'll see what else fascinated me — the tiny plants growing in the cracks and crannies of that sheer wall.

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ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Oh btw, I would assume with the architecture as it is in N.O. that the plaster is actually the original finished facade material of the building. The brick is just a backer.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Yeah, seeds can germinate where ever they are able to sit and get sun and water.. crazy isn't it. We look at buildings with 4-6 inch in diameter trees growing out of the brick!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i like exposed brick and think that someone should do a reno project to get rid of some of the plaster - bring it back to it's charm of when it was all first built
Advah Advah 8 years
I'm loving these New Orleans posts, Casa!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow...
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
This photo has some philisophical weight to it...However, the spot in the wall with plants, for some odd reason, remind me of a hairy mole... :SCARED:
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
This photo has some philisophical weight to it... However, the spot in the wall with plants, for some odd reason, remind me of a hairy mole... :SCARED:
Home Home 8 years
Great photos, Row D. The Steamboat House in your album is in the 9th Ward, yes? I've seen it. It's beautiful. Its owner restored and landscaped the property fairly quickly after Katrina. Looks like you figured out how to upload photos: http://teamsugar.com/user/Row%20D/album/1024455 Thanks! Casa
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Love your pictures, Row D!!!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Love your pictures, Row D!!!
Row-D Row-D 8 years
I was in NOLA last year (for a week of volunteer work) and came across Steammboat Houses. They're on flickr at: http://flickr.com/photos/row/sets/72157602055016412/I'm new at uploading pics to sugar, how can I share that way that is relevant to this post?
Row-D Row-D 8 years
I was in NOLA last year (for a week of volunteer work) and came across Steammboat Houses. They're on flickr at: http://flickr.com/photos/row/sets/72157602055016412/ I'm new at uploading pics to sugar, how can I share that way that is relevant to this post?
tiabia tiabia 8 years
All of these pictures are making "second"-home sick :-(. I'm just loving ALL of your New Orleans pictures!!!
megania megania 8 years
That is beautiful.
megania megania 8 years
That is beautiful.
bhilb bhilb 8 years
Whenever I visit NOLA, I always spend half of my time taking pictures of the architecture. I actually prefer the look of some of the more rundown looking buildings.
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