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Many visitors are well-acquainted with the more famous Bourbon Street night spots in the City, but there are many neighborhood venues giving opportunity for local musicians to perform and for the residents to hear live blues, jazz and rock music. The Sandpiper Lounge is tucked away from the crowds in mid-city New Orleans in a very modest working-class neighborhood. The night that I captured this shot, the place was hopping and the dance floor was jumping. My photographer friend and I were beckoned inside by the participants, but we declined since we were more interested in capturing the quiet mood on the street outside with a focus on this fabulous neon sign. Where else could you find this, but in the City that care forgot . . . New Orleans!
Shown in the night captured photograph is a completely deserted street, with a focus on the vintage neon sign showing a martini glass, an advertisement for music at the Sandpiper Lounge. The club is located in a vintage New Orleans building which once probably housed a shop or grocery with living quarters in the upper floor for the owners. The building probably dates from late 1800s, is constructed of cypress weatherboards with ornate brackets under the soffitt. It is located in a quiet mid-city neighborhood on Louisiana Street.
Note: This image has been processed using a digital watercolor filter. It will be more effective if printed on watercolor or Somerset Velvet paper.
February 4th, 2012
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