Category Archives: New Orleans

Flight Over South Pole

Second only to Lindbergh’s epic in firing the enthusiasm of the public were Admiral Byrd’s achievements at the South Pole. In this panel, the big triple-motored Ford monoplane “Floyd Bennett” is shown taking off from the ice for a flight … Continue reading

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Flight Over Rio

Earlier in the year, I introduced the former Shushan Airport of New Orleans, and its magnificent restoration following a make-over in the 1960s to serve as a concrete and steel nuclear fall-out shelter, and the final insult of Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading

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Looking up: The past is the future

Originally opening as the Shushan Airport in 1934, the recently restored Lakefront Airport terminal is almost too much to take in.  Abe Shushan was part of the driving force behind the development of a new international airport for New Orleans … Continue reading

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Cardinals and Flamingoes: A New Twist on Birdbrain

If there is one thing I do love, it is an older woman who knows how to dress her age–any age she wants to!  Just today as I was getting my hair done, my hairdresser said her mother is always … Continue reading

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My First Mardi Gras Party

Back in college, my boy friend was going to Mardi Gras and wanted me to go with him.  That was a time when you had to ask your parents for money to do things, and have permission, and I didn’t. … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Party

Saturday in New Orleans was pouring rain.  We headed over to Canal Street for the party and I decided not to take my camera.  For one, it was pouring rain and I did not think it would make for very … Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery Louisisana

This multiple vault parapet tomb is in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery on River Road outside of New Orleans.  The church was established in 1770 and was the first church on Second German Coast when Louisiana was a … Continue reading

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Charity Hospital Cemetery New Orleans

Charity Hospital Cemetery was established in 1847 to bury paupers and people with no relatives.  Over the years, over 150 people were buried in unmarked graves.  Most of them died from Yellow fever and Malaria during the epidemics.  The cemetery … Continue reading

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