The Dawg House Diner in Dwight Illinois on Route 66 is part of our Road Trip 2011 Calendar, for sale by paypal and perfect as a xmas gift for those hard to buy for people. Rob tells the story behind the making of this HDR photograph and includes actual video from the time of the shoot.
An update to our readers to explain that we’ve made it home, even though our blog is still WAY behind on posts.
Our second day in New Orleans, we took a good portion of the day to visit and photograph the Garden District. Loved the architecture and even found a chicken living in the front yard of one of the homes.
Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans hosts hundreds of years of history. From the St Louis Cathedral built in 1727 that looks down on the statue of General Andrew Jackson to Pirates Alley, directly behind it to the French Market, just up the street. Musicians and artists call Jackson Square home and put on nearly round the clock shows to delight your senses. Restaurants in the French Quarter are plentiful, but we recommend a certain specific few before heading out to Pat O’Brien’s for a hurricane or to Preservation Hall for classic jazz by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As far as we’re concerned, this is where New Orleans began. It’s all been built and spread out from this central location. New Orleans comes alive in Jackson Square.
Day 2 of our discovering New Orleans we went straight to one of the Crescent City’s oldest attractions, Cafe du Monde. On Decatur, kitty corner to the square, and just down the street from the French Market, we simply had to venture a little further on for more adventure, and find it we did, in the form of the best food in New Orleans – Meals From the Heart!