It’s been a mostly warm fall this year in NOLA although we are expecting a cold front. I just came back from visiting family in Western Michigan and I must have brought the warm weather with me, highs hit the low 50s and the locals rejoiced.
December’s theme is snow. Not that I know anything about snow really since I’ve always lived in the sub-tropics. But it sure is pretty to look at.
Evening Snow on the Asuka Mountain by Hiroshige (1830 – 1841)
This photo is of a Banksy that #aintderenomore. The building was a flooded out store in the lower 9th ward. And the location is now a outdoor fresh market on Saturdays at the corner of Forstall and St. Claude.
No Loitering by Banksy (2008)
Most of Banksy’s pieces in NOLA are gone. Either because the building is torn down or because someone found out his (or her) works sells for big money and they were jackhammered off.
Well you know this photo is from South Louisiana because they’re drinking Falstaff beer… who knew it was National. I see the brewery building (now apartments) nearly every day.
Louisiana by Brassai (1957)
This couple could be my parents…except they didn’t start dating until 1959.
More NOLA… I doubt that the levee docks were EVER this clean.
The levee, New Orleans by Currier and Ives (1884)
Since the last two Novembers I was traveling internationally, I chose those cities for my inspiration. Not this year. I am boringly staying home.
So inspiration comes from my city.
Cotton Merchants in New Orleans by Edgar Degas (1873)
By the way, you can visit the house where Edgar Degas stayed whiled visiting his family in New Orleans
Happy Halloween! Enjoy some skulls and leaks from Pablo Picasso
Leeks, fish head, skull and pitcher / Poireaux, tete de poisson, crane et pichet by Pablo Picasso (1945)
Skull and leeks / Tete de mort et poireaux by Pablo Picasso (1945)
I think I prefer tete de mort to crane as a translation for skull.
Interesting to see such a straightforward drawing by MC Escher.
Skull by M.C. Escher (1919)