When I was in New Orleans last week, I had a love affair with their colorful shutters. They were everywhere in the French Quarter, as were lots of pretty wrought-iron balconies decorated with window boxes spilling their flowers out into the streets.
Vivid beautiful color!
I was fascinated by all the shutters–shutters with real working parts that open and close, unlike the pretend shutters you see on so many houses today. I wonder if they batten them down when hurricanes are predicted…I bet they do.
My most favorite shutters were these.
Loved all the flowers! All they still called window boxes when they’re attached to the shutters instead of the windows? Maybe we should call them shutter boxes, not be confused with shadow boxes. Whatever they are, they are beautiful, aren’t they?
In addition to colorful shutters, there are some pretty colorful characters on the streets of New Orleans. I caught a 20 second gap in the traffic zooming by and filmed a short video of a group of street musicians…a little New Orleans flavor for your weekend.
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