Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Annual Halloween Open House

As soon as the trick-or-treaters have finished making the rounds, the neighborhood adults gather for an annual Halloween Open House. This is Halloween New Orleans style with plenty of food and drink! And there’s a whole table devoted to desserts. The adults don their orange and black to celebrate. The traffic jam is usually in the kitchen.

Halloween Decorated

Here are a few of the decorations scattered around the house.

The pumpkins were spared carving this year.

In case any trick or treaters came by, there were two baskets of candy to give out. The porch sitters were given this responsibility.

This floor mat was in the kitchen. I hadn't seen one of these before.

A Warm Halloween

We may have had cold front last week, but warm weather was back tonight. That made it a little more difficult to wear hot costumes. I've uploaded some shots of the back yard at night. See them on my blog pic folio.

Front Porch on Halloween

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tomb at St. Louis Cemetery #3

Last Saturday I took some shots at St. Louis Cemetary #3. My family was there for an internment of a distant cousin. For those not aware of the reason for the above ground tombs, it's because New Orleans is below sea level.

The cemetery is along Esplanade Avenue near City Park. This one has a lot more space to drive around than some others in the city. This coming Thursday is All Saints' Day. My family makes sure flowers are places at each of the family tombs.

Sides of the Tomb

Cemetary Views

Sunday, October 21, 2007

APA Home Tour

Each October the APA (Algiers Point Association) organizes a home tour in Algiers Point located across from the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. On Saturday, October 13, the tour began at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Church. Participants purchased tickets and then walked to each location on the tour in Algiers Point. On Sunday the tour began at the Lutheran Church in the Algiers Point.

The recently renovated Mt. Olivet Episcopal Church had a tour guide who made a brief presentation and answered questions. She discussed the age of the church and changes that happened over the years. There was a steady trickle of people all day long.