45TH NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MARATHON
FEB. 1, 2009
running photographer Rodney Pygoya Chang
all photographs copyrighted 2009 by Rodney Chang
Arriving at the airport
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.
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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