Moving Way Too Slow

From the inside. A lot of you liked the Aztec Motor Court sign. I thought I would show you what the actual court area looked like. My kinda place. Bed sheets for curtains. Paintings hung on the OUTSIDE of the building. Bits of New Mexico folk art hung just about everywhere. I’d like to say thatContinue reading “Moving Way Too Slow”


Coming apart. I’ve written about, and published pictures of this place in past editions of Storyteller. I like to return to a lot of old places. I want to see how they are doing. I’m sorry to report, not so good. Despite being a National Landmark, this place is falling apart. Literally. See all thoseContinue reading “Patterns”

In The Neighborhood

Spring. Southeast Louisiana. Add those two together and you get big rain storms. Or, little ones. It doesn’t matter. It’s what keeps us green, growing and humid. As I once wrote, just plant it. Everything grows here. This picture. I don’t go far. Just a couple of blocks away.  It was one of this firstContinue reading “In The Neighborhood”

Seventh Ward History

What is it? Maybe you passed by it a million times and never gave it a second thought. I did. You were always on the way to some place else. I was. But, those of us who lived in the neighborhood eventually heard its story. It is passed down through the old folks, from theirContinue reading “Seventh Ward History”


Here we go again. This place is a new discovery… for me. I’m always late to these things. After all, this is part of the oldest surviving church in New Orleans. This is the Marian Grotto. Even the word Marian stumped me for a few minutes. Then with an amazing clarity of thought and aContinue reading “Discovery”

A Little Steam Punk

A giant thing. A steam Punk guard to the place that took me a couple of tries to find. Rosalie Alley. What is that? Near as I can tell, it’s one of the last remaining dirt alleys in all of New Orleans. Let’s talk about this for just a minute. In New Orleans, the definitionContinue reading “A Little Steam Punk”

A Portrait of a Church

I’ve always been drawn to churches, temples, mosques or just about any kind of spiritual place that has some sort of depth or meaning to it. This Catholic church happens to be St. Francis of Assisi, located on State Street in Uptown, New Orleans. The the church parish was established in 1890 with the firstContinue reading “A Portrait of a Church”

Falling Down

I’ve been photographing this little building on and off for over a decade. I guess that I just like the shape and its isolation from the rest of the street. The pizza joint on the ground floor holds special memories for me. Well, for a lot of us. It was one of the first placesContinue reading “Falling Down”

In The Details

Details. Details. Details. I found these fading Mardi Gras beads on First Street in The Lower Garden District.  Sometimes, I think that finding little bits of things is what I’m best at photographing. Details. It takes a little effort, but as long as you walk around a bit, I think that anyone can do it.Continue reading “In The Details”