new orleans trip. part II
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."
"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."
I am still in awe of the powerful spirit that radiates in New Orleans. Some cities exist as they are, some cities grow into richness and some cities are rooted in the ground making a permanent mark on this earth. New Orleans has made it's mark.
While I am certainly not the most worldly traveled, I have visited quite a few cities. Many of these cities have left an everlasting impression on my mind. The photograph I took of a dancing mime at the top of Montmartre. A few pebbles I picked up while in Berlin. The possible fossil the size of a football that I managed to tuck in my suitcase after a trip to Arches National Park (Jon loved that one). But then there are cities that have slipped my mind. Trips I certainly enjoyed, but the city lacked spirit. It forgot to speak to me. It forgot to leave it's mark.
New Orleans has a story to share.
It wants to be heard.
And trust me, there is much to remember.