The Big Easy thorough the Lens: Pictorial of New Orleans

Local resident, William Hicks, takes us to the Big Easy with all its flamboyant fun. From brides dancing through the streets to Southern belles out for a stroll, colorful row houses and that paddle-wheeler, it’s pure down home style. 

But to the first images, before Robert E. Lee lead the Confederate soldiers against those Yankee dogs, it was the Battle of New Orleans, the last battle in the War of 1812, and one that had been fought – after – peace had been declared between the British and their former colonies, the fledgling United States.

So let’s mosey on, maybe stopping to enjoy the scenery as the ladies walk by twirling their parasols.

Battle of New Orleans



Steam driven Paddle Wheeler


The Mighty Mississippi


The dead buried above ground because of periodic flooding


Row houses wearing bright colors


Celebrating the Newlyweds Big Easy Style


Those Southern Belles


*Photo Credits: William Hicks


William Hicks is a long time resident of Newbury Park and is retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District

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