Be Original

Friday, June 28, 2013

On A Slow Boat To Nowhere: Steamboat On The Mississippi

The last original working steamboat, Natchez, arriving.

As much as it was a pleasant day and the sun was out, 
the wind was pretty strong and the weather was chilly.

The 9th Ward where Katrina hit the worst.

Sights on the Mississippi: The Domino sugar factory is more than a century old and still in operation

The resident jazz band on the Natchez. Made friends with Tommy, the trumpeter, who got me in for free at Preservation Hall where he was filling in for a sick band member.

Tommy is British and came to New Orleans in the 60s to learn how to play jazz trumpet. 
He's stayed every since.