Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Hound’s Been Quiet- Too Quiet

The Dramahound has been on vacation in New Orleans for the past week. Lots of stuff to eat, drink, see, and listen to.

The first day that we were there, we saw a wedding band come down the street from the Cathedral, with the “second line” dancing behind them with their handkerchiefs in the air. It was really great.

We also walked past the French Quarter to Armstrong Park, where the memorial to jazz greats is supposed to be built some day, and the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Center is still being repaired, post-Katrina. The park is where the famous Congo Square is located: it was here that New Orleans masters allowed their slaves to dance on Sunday afternoons, and was also frequented by the famous voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau.

Photos by Tom Bovo

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