Category Archives: Louisiana

A visit to downtown Baton Rouge


Matherne’s Market downtown Baton Rouge has a giant vault. Near the bottled water and powdered donuts.

Town Square in Baton Rouge. There’s a dancing fountain, but it was not dancing.  Muzak was “The Hallelujah Chorus.”


Courtyard hotel room wallpaper. Looks like Mardi Gras beads.


Watering a lush lawn early morning


A Visit to New Orleans

Half of a soft shell crab loaf at Mandina’s on Canal Street

At the Ogden, my friend Paul has done a retrospective of Dusti Bonge’ and her work. Above is a self portrait she painted, and I decided to make a shot of me and her together. “Dusti and Me”

I had never seen a porchetta in real life until last night. I didn’t order it, but I’m told a serving is an inch thick slab with sauce and fancy mushrooms. The chefs at Couchon are artists.

Still standing after a meal at Couchon. All the city is a carnival parade route; they never take down the signs.

Fabulous metal Work by Carmen Almon, a New Orleans artist

During the day Kathy and I stopped at Pesche for some fresh Louisiana Oysters, and marinated crab claws to tide us over.

This is a working drawing for the John McCrady mural at Grace Episcopal Church, where Kathy and I met and were married.

Chihuly glass

This one costs about $120000. We could afford it if we gave up our house. 😉