45TH NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MARATHON
FEB. 1, 2009

City Photo-Tour

By running photographer Rodney Pygoya Chang
all photographs copyrighted 2009 by Rodney Chang

  

Arriving at the airport

 

 

 

Jazz country!

 

 

Statue of legendary Louis Armstrong of New Orleans

 

 

 

Across my stay at the Drury hotel on  Poydras Street, a main street of downtown

 

 

 

 

My room, only 4 blocks from the Starting Line at the SuperDome

 

 

 

Walk to the Hilton to get my Running No. package reveals casino action in the city.

 

 

 

A street mall close to my hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riverwalk entry - Mississippi River close by

 

 

 

Walking the blocks around the hotel towards Camp St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"side street"

 

 

 

 

Different times coexist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:Many galleries in downtown's warehouse district

 

 

 

 

An artists' warehouse gallery of experimental art

 

 

 

Stacked ladders as sculpture

 

 

 

A lighthouse far from the water's edge?

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick Church, built in 1838; beautiful stainglass windows and Gothic high ceiling arches like in Old Europe.

 

 

 

infamous French Quarters area

 

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