1. DAY 15 - Tuesday, April 2nd - New Orleans

    Jim Russell Rare Records


    I almost don’t want to share this find with anyone, and keep it to myself forever. But if I must… Sarah and I stumbled upon this amazing record shop at the far east end of Magazine Street. Bins and bins of 45’s and 32’s, walls with ceiling to floor shelves, completely filled with beautiful old records. Of course with an amazing jazz collection, probably the best you will find just about anywhere. They were only open for another 10 minutes when we walked through the door, but it was enough time to be in complete awe, and to find two fantastic albums to take home with me. -misha

    Lionel Richie, Cant Slow Down

    The Great Benny Goodman

    1837 Magazine Street  New Orleans, LA

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  2. DAY 15 - Tuesday, April 2nd - New Orleans

    Abandoned School


    If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing broken down, rusty, dilapidated things. While Sarah and I were driving around the neighborhoods looking for my old home, we stumbled upon this little gem. I was really hoping it was my old school, Robert E Lee Elementry, but it was not. Sadly we could not get inside the school, but I still managed to take a few rolls of the outside. I cannot wait to get these developed, they will make the perfect addition to the “abandoned” chapter of my New Orleans book, which will probably be Volume 3 in my photo book series, Adventures in Lomography. (Volume 1 is New York, which I self published in Fall 2011, you can check it out here.) -misha

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  3. DAY 15 - Tuesday, April 2nd - New Orleans

    Snowballs at Plum Street Snowball

    After we found my old house, which was in a bit of a sad state, I took Sarah to my favorite snowball shop. I am always amazed to hear that snowballs are not a tourist attraction. Most people have never heard of them. They may look like simple snow cones, but don’t be mistaken. Snowballs are shaved ice (not crushed), with many many choices of flavoring, and smothered in condensed milk. They also come in a cup, instead of a puny little cone. I got a blackberry cream snowball. Talk about a sugar high, and yet still oh so perfect for a hot 80 degree day. (dont forget your cash)

    1300 Burdette Street  New Orleans, LA

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  4. DAY 15-19 - Tuesday, April 2nd - Saturday, April 7th 2012 - New Orleans, LA

    So we are now in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here to eat, explore, take photos for my next book, and sell our art at the Freret Market.

    Tuesday, April 2nd - O’Henrys

    Personally, my favorite part about Nola is all the yummy yummy food. Today we were driving around searching for one of the houses I lived in when I was a kid. I turned down a wrong street or two and happened upon O’Henrys. My parents use to take my brother and I here for foot long hot dogs and peanuts. The best thing about this restaurant, which actually appears to be a sports bar, is that you get to throw you peanut shells on the floor. Unfortunately for Sarah and I, they had just swept that morning, so very few shells were on the floor.

    Dont be deseved by the sports bar look, the food is great. You can fill yourself up on side dishes that are only $2.50 each, and pints of Abita Amber for only $2. We had the red beans and rice and crawfish balls, along with our peanuts and beer.

    634 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA

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  5. Fried Shrimp Po Boys at the Verti Mart
After we found a dry, safe place to sleep, we headed straight for the Verti Mart. Mmmmmmm, fried shrimp po boys and Abita Beer. It may not look like much of a place for eatin’ from the outside, but if you don’t go here at least once when you are in Nola, it would be a sad trip indeed. Sarah and I ate here our first day and our last day in town. Make sure you get it “dressed” and bring cash. -misha
1201 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans
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    Fried Shrimp Po Boys at the Verti Mart

    After we found a dry, safe place to sleep, we headed straight for the Verti Mart. Mmmmmmm, fried shrimp po boys and Abita Beer. It may not look like much of a place for eatin’ from the outside, but if you don’t go here at least once when you are in Nola, it would be a sad trip indeed. Sarah and I ate here our first day and our last day in town. Make sure you get it “dressed” and bring cash. -misha

    1201 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans

  6. We promise to catch up on our posting soon. we have just been so busy working, exploring, eating and so on. this week we are in New Orleans for the Freret Market. If you are in town too, come by and see us this Saturday. -misha
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    We promise to catch up on our posting soon. we have just been so busy working, exploring, eating and so on. this week we are in New Orleans for the Freret Market. If you are in town too, come by and see us this Saturday. -misha

  7. Coast to Coast Tour Part 1 :: Alabama and New Orleans
Next week here we come!
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    Coast to Coast Tour Part 1 :: Alabama and New Orleans

    Next week here we come!