Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Olivier's Creole Restaurant

Monday night I met my family at Olivier’s Creole Restaturant located at 204 Decatur in the French Quarter. It’s on the other side of the street from The House of Blues. I had never been to this restaurant. In the front window of the restaurant, there are mementos and awards from over the years. The menu had such tempting dishes that we took a long time trying to decide what to order.

The butter patties were in the shapes of flowers.

This photo shows three generations of the Olivier family - Armand Sr., Jr. and III.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Era Homes for New Orleanians

In the aftermath of the flood that followed Katrina, some New Orleans residents are considering modular homes when deciding how to replace their homes that were destroyed. Fortunately I am not in that position. However, curiosity got the better of me in seeing what modular home might look like.

The other day I toured two homes that sit side by side on West End Boulevard. I only took photos of one building interior, but the two share similar details. The second home had a den upstairs with a loft style half wall in places.

My understanding from looking at the New Era Homes site is that these are put together in a factory under more controlled conditions than traditional houses. Anyway I’ve linked the site for those who need more detailed information about the company and the homes offered.

Both Modular Homes

As you scroll to the end of this tour, there are photos of the two modular homes that New Era Homes assembled on West End Boulevard.

Both homes sit higher than neighboring homes. Most of the photos I’ve posted were from the upstairs of the home on the left. The downstairs portion is the office for New Era Homes. The agent I spoke with said that someone could do things with the downstairs, but that an insurance company would not insure it for flood. The home on the right is two stories, but is elevated enough to qualify for insurance.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dr. Anna Pou Update

Today the grand jury stated that no charges would be pursued against Dr. Anna Pou. I heard this on the radio this morning. Here is the article at WWL.com. She still faces four civil lawsuits related to the deaths. Sorry, I have no pictures for this post.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

City Park Rally for Dr. Anna Pou

This evening there was a rally at the City Park Peristyle marking the one-year anniversary of Dr. Anna Pou’s arrest on charges of murdering four patients trapped at Memorial Medical Center during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. Several speakers from the medical community spoke on her behalf to the crowd assembled.

After the Rally and Ducks Island

Folks mingled after the rally. I had to take some shots of the ducks grooming themselves on their little lagoon island.

Here You Are, the Lagoon and the Bridge

A directory map is always helpful to know where you are and what is around you. Here are some shots the map, the lagoon and the bridge.

Through the trees the Peristyle is barely visible in the distance.

Anseman Avenue is the City Park street entrance from Orleans Avenue.