New Orleans Jazz Fest and Heritage Festival 2012

I heard about this sometime around 1996, and told myself I’d definitely go next year every year, for about 6 years.  Then it somehow slipped off my radar.  Well, I finally made it out, and neither the festival nor the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana disappointed.  Not even in the slightest.  A trip like this begs for a long post, or several semi-involved posts, but I can’t do it justice, so I’m going to bulletize a few of the high points, and then post way, way too many pics.

  • Inhabitants of New Orleans couldn’t be nicer, or more sincere in their niceness
  • That city doesn’t seem to care if you’re rich, poor, dirty, disheveled, whatever; everyone seems to get along with everyone else
  • The Food……is a bonus
  • The Music (*call me if you need this one explained)
  • The Architecture
  • The ease of getting around in the French Quarter

Oh, and quickly I must note that I was only there for 3 full days, and that is nowhere near enough time.  2 days at the festival, spending a few hours each morning in the Quarter, and then a few hours at night out about the town.  And one full day out in the Garden District.  I’m going back next year…..

Children’s Gospel Tent – 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Outstanding Food – 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Mega Misters

Mr. Sonny Landreth, slide guitar maestro

Tab Benoit

Street gig outside the festival

Lafayette Cemetery. New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery. New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery. New Orleans, Louisiana

Sidewalk street sign in-lay. Garden District. New Orleans, Louisiana

The Columns Hotel. New Orleans, Louisiana

Bar Table, The Columns Hotel.

Patio fan, The Columns Hotel.

A passing street car in The Garden District

Wait, another passing street car (from the patio at The Columns Hotel)?

Inside the bar at The Columns Hotel

A new favorite drink: Mint Julep. The Columns Hotel, New Orleans, LA.

About Bryan Oster

Photographer of people and food. You can see some of my work at my site (www.bryanoster.com), and at my blog (www.bryanoster.wordpress.com).
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4 Responses to New Orleans Jazz Fest and Heritage Festival 2012

  1. Sergio says:

    great stuff Bryan.

  2. Bill Chance says:

    Great photos. I love New Orleans and go whenever I can (my son is a student at Tulane) but have never been able to make it for Jazzfest. Definitely going to have to give it a shot.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bryan Oster says:

    Ah shucks, Serge. Or is it Sirge? And thank you Bill. If my son was a student at Tulane, I think we’d have to share an apartment, and as cool as I think I am, not so sure that would go over so well.

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