One Photo Story: Madam LaLaurie at the Wax Museum

The Musée Conti Wax Museum shuttered its doors in 2016 to make way for condos. Along with Arnaud’s Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum, it was a place I popped into often when I am in the quarter. The wax museum was no Madame Tussauds but that made it all the more …

One Photo Story: Richard

Richard had all his fingers when I met him the year before. He volunteers at the Alligator Farm and gets a genuine kick out of the prehistoric creatures. He lures them closer for me by dangling the rancid chicken collected from nearby grocery stores. His eyes twinkle when he describes …

One Photo Story: Mid-City Hawk

Conversation is easy off of Orleans Avenue. If all else exhausted there is always hawk-talk. She circles and keeps watch over a pretty broad area. We worry about Jackson and Cocoa, the little chihuahuas who are let out in the evening to “exercise”, hoping she doesn’t go after them. Paul …