Thursday, July 9, 2009

The French Market

So I haven’t blogged for awhile because among other things I was on vacation in New Orleans. I have been to New Orleans several times and yes I have come back with beads (no comment on bead retrieval). Anyway, like most tourist areas there are tons of over priced t-shirt shops where you can get all sorts of gotta-have-it stuff that you only ever buy on vacation.

But unlike other cities, New Orleans also has the open air French Market where you can not only pick up these items, you can haggle with the owners to get a deal. Better than the idea of quibbling over the voodoo doll that will be devoted to your bosses “future well being” is the prospect that you can also find great food and handmade crafts both sporting a spicy Nawlin’s flavor.


As I was strolling through the market I snapped off a few pictures featuring piles of tourist trap products. Although most of these items are not appealing to me from a consumer standpoint, I thought they made interesting snapshots for some future craft.

For more information about the French Market and it's long history visit www.frenchmarket.org.