Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Music and Crowds on Royal Street

Crowds of people wandered from gallery to gallery. They stopped here and there to watch musicians and entertainers perform. As it turned dusk, the crowd became larger.

Royal Street's Dirty Linen Night

The 11th Annual Dirty Linen Night which took place on the second Saturday in August. It is a response, by the Royal Street art galleries in the French Quarter, to the Whitney White Linen Night on Julia Street. I started at the Esplanade end of Royal and walked towards Canal Street.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

One Last Look

As I strolled through the crowd, I took a few last photos of the gallery doors along Julia Street. The galleries were still packed with visitors. The party continued.

Party in Full Swing

Soon the party was in full swing as the bars and food booths became crowded. Bands played. Participants visited the various galleries along Julia Street.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dusk on Julia Street

As it turned dusk on Julia Street the crowd thickened. Many picked up fans marked "Whitney White Linen Night." Colored lights provided atmosphere as the remaining sunlight disappeared.

Julia Street on Whitney White Linen Night

The bands were playing, the bars were open and the ticket sellers were in place.
It was barely after 6 p.m. when I arrived on Julia Street for Whitney White Linen Night. This annual event takes place on the first Saturday of August. Participating art galleries are open for promenade of participants wearing white.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rocky & Carlo's Restaurant

As I finished taking photos, restaurant workers were preparing to close the restaurant. Here's more about the restaurant's history. Click items on the left to see the variety of dishes available on the menu.

A Look at Rocky & Carlo's Now

When I read that the banquet was going to be at Rocky and Carlo's Restaurant, I decided it would be an excuse for me to bring my camera. I haven't been back to the restaurant since Katrina. It was a very different place when I visited last time. Here are some photos of the murals and knick-knacks on the walls. Enjoy!