Sunday, July 19, 2009

Brisbane's Colonial Cottage Architecture

It's always fun to see how people in warm climates deal with "winter" weather. I was actually impressed by how reasonable the inhabitants of Brisbane, Australia were in July. No ridiculously large scarves or warm coats, like you might see in LA in 50 degree weather. The architecture, however, was a different story. Brisbane has a great collection of Victorian cottages that were clearly built by people who showed up in summer and couldn't imagine it would ever get cold. One of which was the very cute guest house where I stayed:

Some of the porches were clearly glassed in or boarded up for winter.

But others retained their wide open aspect, with nice deep verandas to enjoy the hilltop views.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Orleans: Arts Warehouse District

Between the Garden District and the French Quarter lies downtown and an area cunningly named the Arts Warehouse District, with, you guessed it, old warehouses, art galleries, and museums. In general New Orleans feels like a cross between downtown Manhattan and Charleston, South Carolina. I hope some of these bring that across . . .

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Orleans: French Quarter

The French Quarter really is as amazing as everyone says. Every where you go you see incredible architecture, hear live music, and can get a drink to go from the bar. Remember you can click on the pictures below to get a larger view.