Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Close-up Look

We had the opportunity to take another leisurely walk around the French Quarter.

There was an occasional focus on the roof and the chimneys of a building, but the primary object of our attention was the decorative cast iron present on the balconies of most of the buildings.

We began at Bourbon Street's intersection with Toulouse and then headed south on Toulouse. We had walked the street often, but this was the first time that we had concentrated on the ironwork.

From a distance, the ironwork presented a rather uniform architectural
"trademark" for New Orleans, but when viewed through a telephoto lens, the intricacy of the designs was revealed.

We came to realize the uniqueness of the designs as we studied them from the sidewalk.

Examples of these designs are shown here.

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