Doors of New Orleans

Photo of weathered doors in New Orleans' French Quarter

New Orleans is just one of those cities. The kind where every type of visitor finds something to love, and all make plans to return before they’ve even reached the airport. I recently spent a weekend there, and New Orleans definitely worked its voodoo on me.

One of the city’s signature characteristics is its architecture. New Orleans conjures up images of colorful buildings with lacy iron railings and sprawling estates. The influence of both French and Spanish rule in Nola’s early days echoes in the aesthetic. Rather than try to document all its gorgeous architecture, I decided to highlight New Orleans design through one element – doors.

The following photos were mostly taken in the French Quarter and the Garden District. The French Quarter is the Oldest Neighborhood in New Orleans. Also known as Vieux CarrĂ©, or “Old Square,” the Quarter is dripping in European colonial charm and cast iron balconies. The Garden District is known for its opulent, Greek Revival and Italianate homes and their lush gardens. It’s no wonder that the likes of Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock and Nicholas Cage call it home.

I hope you enjoy this peek into the Crescent City and fall under its spell as I did!Photo of an ornate door in New Orleans' Garden DistrictDetail of a doorway in the French Quarter of New OrleansDetail photo of a doorway in the French Quarter of New OrleansPhoto of a door in New Orleans' Garden DistrictPhoto of a doorway in the Garden District of New OrleansPhoto of a doorway in Nola's French QuarterPhoto of ornate iron doorway in Nola's Garden DistrictPhoto of a lush doorway in the Garden District of New OrleansPhoto of a decorative doorway in New OrleansPhoto of the entrance to a home in New Orleans' Garden DistrictImage of a bright doorway in the New Orleans Garden DistrictPhoto of a gritty doorway in the New Orleans French Quarter

Photo of Faulkner House Books in New Orleans
Faulkner House Books, where the writer lived in the 1920s and wrote his first novel.

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