Have you ever visited a land that captivated you so much that the thought of pulling out a camera hardly ever crossed your mind?
That was New Orleans for me. I basically had to force myself to take photos because I knew I’d hate myself if I didn’t. But holy fucking shit, what a city. And visiting it for the first time during Mardi Gras made it pure magic! I was lucky enough to have the wonderful Clayton Cubitt and his beautiful wife KT show me around the city, his hometown. So glad I did, because if I had no idea about what was really going down in NOLA aside from the douche-baggery of Bourbon street, I think I would have totally hated it. Just so much magic everywhere, life on every block, history in every breath you take. The people are all so kind and so creative, and so involved in the city- especially during Mardi Gras. I spent my time exploring, hanging out with beautiful people, floating naked in salt-water pools, people watching, wearing bindis, eating, laughing, eating more (HOLY BEIGNETS…mmmm)
While visiting Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, I read a small note that described the city as a chakra point on the Earth’s surface. That’s the best way to describe New Orleans. A chakra point.
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