Between walking and driving, we chanced upon the Garden District Book Shop, which, though small, featured a very good selection of books together with helpful staff. Given where we were, I could not resist buying Lee Malone's Majesty of the Garden District with its luxurious photos of some of the area's historic houses. I also found Julia Reed's The House on First Street. I have enjoyed her articles in Vogue and Newsweek and at Women on the Web for years, and seeing her book about buying and restoring a house just blocks from where we were was too tempting. I read it on the flight home thoroughly enjoying its hilarious, yet poignant, story. Later I realized that we'd walked past Reed's house on First Street as well as past many of the houses in the Malone book.
While my photos of Garden District homes are not necessarily book worthy, here are some samples.
|Street car and electric lines are unavoidable.|
|The corn motif on this iron fence made me wonder if someone trades corn futures.|
|A touch of spooky|
|Echoes of Palladio|