Nostalgic New Orleans Photos | Frostop in Algiers

Shuttered Frostop on General Meyer in Algiers

It’s funny how nostalgia and food can combine to bring people together – even if it’s just virtually. If you follow West Bank Living on Facebook, then you already know that we love posting local photos of this, that and the other.  Who’d a thunk that one photo of a […] Read more »

White Linen Night Photos 2010

White Linen Night Photos Last weekend was the annual White Linen Night in the arts district of New Orleans.  I don’t know who decided that August was the prime time for an outdoor event in a hot and humid climate, but the heat didn’t keep thousands of people from crowding […] Read more »

Bayou St John | Photos of a New Orleans Neighborhood

Bayou St John – New Orleans With bayous and canals running through and around the city of New Orleans, it’s not surprising that there are neighborhoods with some fantastic water views.  Just on the outskirts of City Park, Bayou St John winds in front of many homes, providing a picturesque […] Read more »

Lucky Dogs

Lucky Dogs – New Orleans LA In any other part of the country, you’d think I was talking about some pampered pooches.  In New Orleans, Lucky Dogs have a whole other meaning. The hot dog carts have been a fixture in the French Quarter for as long as I can […] Read more »

Trains on the West Bank

Trains on the West Bank of New Orleans I love the sound of the horns on trains on the West Bank of New Orleans. Getting stuck while trains pass through….not so much.  If you are at my office around 12:45 each day, you’ll hear the train horn sounding as it passes […] Read more »

Piazza d’Italia | New Orleans Monument

Piazza d’Italia – New Orleans LA Located at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Poydras in downtown New Orleans, the Piazza d’Italia was designed in the late 1970’s by Charles Moore and sits amidst an eclectic mix of old and new buildings.  The vibrant colors of the plaza dare you to […] Read more »

Hook and Ladder Cemetery | Gretna LA

Hook and Ladder Cemetery It’s funny what you get used to when you grow up here.  It’s not until we have visitors that I’m reminded not everyone buries their dead above ground.  The vaults in the Hook and Ladder Cemetery take up an entire block, bounded by Newton, Tenth, Eleventh […] Read more »

A View of the Mississippi River

Mississippi River in Gretna LA There are so many places along the West Bank of the Mississippi River with a wonderful view of both the river and the New Orleans city skyline.  There’s a bike path on the levee in Algiers Point that starts at the ferry landing and continues […] Read more »

Let Them Eat Cake

Parrot Pete’s in Harvey LA I found myself between appointments today – not enough time to head back to the office but enough that heading to the next property meant sitting in the car waiting…and waiting.  Instead, I stopped in at Parrot Pete’s for an afternoon snack.  After all, they […] Read more »