The art of Jackson Square, New Orleans

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Leo Roundtree on April 23, 2010

Beautiful indeed, ®ock. This woman is obviously a very talented artist. I would like to have bought one of her paintings, but they are hard to carry on a plane. I think the unkind look on her face is because I did not see the "NO PHOTOGRAPHS" sign behind her until it was too late.

Greetings, Leo

MAPP HUDRANS on April 23, 2010

Super shot!!! My greetings, Magdalena

Ritva Astikainen on April 23, 2010

Local art, VERY nice! Joyous :D

Greetings, Ritva

Leo Roundtree on April 24, 2010

Magdalena and Ritva,

There are so many talented artists on display at Jackson Square. It is good to see the city recovering somewhat from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Best wishes, Leo

Hazel Coetzee on May 18, 2010

Wow! What a great and super sea of colour this is, Leo - well captured.

It must be great to wander around those colourful streets and just absorb the atmosphere. Seems they have bounced back wonderfully since Katrina's devastation?

Cheers, Hazel

Leo Roundtree on May 18, 2010


Jackson Square has long been famous for its great artists and this woman is definitely one of them. I can remember going there in the mid 60s with my high school French Club and seeing all the beautiful drawings and paintings. Even one man who etched portraits in thin sheets of copper.

This day was really special as it was the first day of the French Quarter Festival. They estimated about 500,000 visitors and I think I ran into every one of them. The French Quarter or Vieux Carre is fantastic! :)

Best wishes, Leo

Hazel Coetzee on May 18, 2010

Thanks for filling me in, Leo - it sounds amazing. Two of our children have visited New Orleans in the last few years and they both loved it too. Our daughter said that it's very colourful and cosmopolitan and it reminded her of Cape Town, in that respect.

Maybe one day you can come and check SA out for yourself, and see if she is right!? Sadly we don't have Southwest Airlines here but we can always substitute!!!

Warm wishes, Hazel

Leo Roundtree on May 18, 2010

New Orleans is amazing, Hazel. You should see it at Mardi Gras time! It in indescribable. I went to Mardi Gras there two times in the 60s. Once with Meryl and another couple and once in a group of 12 college students. All I can say is you have to see it to believe it. Imagine 1 million people on Canal Street watching the Rex Parade!

We would love to visit SA! Maybe, someday... Cheers, Leo

Tomros on May 26, 2010

Yes Leo, the face of the artist makes the photo. I love N.O.

Leo Roundtree on May 26, 2010

It does, Tomas, but I do feel bad taking the photo and not buying a painting. Would love to have one. I love N.O. too.

Greetings, Leo

A.SKINNER on July 24, 2010

Shame on you Leo for not buying a painting by this lovely lady. They're so vibrant and would look wonderful on a plain wall. I'm sure she will forgive you for not purchasing one when she sees this ace photo :) Anita

Leo Roundtree on August 2, 2010

Sorry for the delay, Anita.

From the look on her face, I don't think even this ace photo would gain me her forgiveness. I would love to have bought one as they are so "New Orleans" with the Jazz theme and vibrant colors, but I don't even have enough bare wall to hang the pictures I did buy.

Best wishes, Leo

Marilyn Whiteley on February 9, 2013

You're right, Leo: she doesn't look too happy! I'm sure you could have managed one of the small paintings on the plane ...


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  • Uploaded on April 21, 2010
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    by Leo Roundtree
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2010/04/10 11:52:01
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
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