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

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Steam driven Paddle Wheeler

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The Mighty Mississippi

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The dead buried above ground because of periodic flooding

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Row houses wearing bright colors

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Celebrating the Newlyweds Big Easy Style

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Those Southern Belles

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*Photo Credits: William Hicks

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

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