continuing with my urge to leave town, even just for a day, a few weeks ago i took a road trip to new orleans. i can't begin to tell you how much i love this city. the drive is about 5 hours from houston, but for a place not so far away, it feels like a whole new world. it's a place that is vibrant and rich in tradition and culture. every time i'm here, i can't help but wonder why it's taken me so long to come back and visit. i took these pictures around the saint louis cathedral. i'm not catholic myself, but i can admire the beauty of a place that's nearly three centuries old.