"Here the history is not dry as dust. It is a damp, sticky, sultry vapor that you inhale with each breath.Posted by: Loki at Sep 4, 2006 6:45:46 PM
It is the 200 year old house that your friend lives in, shaded by live oaks and festooned with night-blooming jasmine.
It is the combination of hope and despondancy, joi de vivre and awareness of mortality.
New Orleans is a semi-retired Lady of The Evening, chainsmoking on her porch while drinking mint juleps and telling tales of bedding french royals and Edwin Edwards. Aging and covered with makeup, she still sports a shapely figure and her flirtations make you pause. Now she is in intensive care, but still demands her cigarettes, coffee and booze. Between dizzy spells she still spins amazing tales, the truth of which is inconsequential."
Friday, July 20, 2007
What's so special about New Orleans?
From Ernie the Attorney's blog in 2006.