mandag 1. september 2014

Charleston, South Carolina.

I was in Charleston 12 years ago with my friend Christina who grew up in Colombia, South Carolina. I didn´t remember much of the town except the dock area. The town is very idyllic and the houses are beautiful like in New Orleans. 
Charleston is filled with great restaurants and cafes. 

I think this is one of my favorite photos from the whole trip (above). 
It is taken with my Iphone with the App Camera+. 

I loved how the palm trees were all over town, it gave the town a very exotic feel. And it was hot and humid, real southern. 

There are five beaches around Charleston, we went to Folly beach which is closest to the city centre. 

This butterfly sat down right by my head, a real poser.. 

Persimmon cafe is a nice little cafe inside a laundromat. Frøydis´friend Sara Janne, who lives in Charleston, recommended this place because of their frozen custard with Nutella toppet with marsmallows. So we had to try that.. Unfortunately I fell of my high chair, wearing a skirt, but the staff said it was the smoothest fall they had ever seen, so that helped..ha ha. 

According to Lonely Planet it is the historic romanticism, along with the food and Southern graciousness, that makes Charleston one of the world´s favorite cities and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South. 
Charleston was named the Best City in the World by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2012. 

In Charleston we stayed in this house that we found on AirBNB. The owners rented out 2 rooms and the woman made us breakfast, it was a nice change to all our hotel rooms. 

They had hens who loved climbing into the car in search of food. 

torsdag 28. august 2014

New Orleans

From the French quarter in New Orleans where the Creole architecture is quite visible. 

This is inside "Mother´s restaurant". There is almost always a festival in New Orleans and this was the weekend of the "Red dress festival". Men and women were dressed in red and ran/walked for a charity.  You might say the town was dressed in red that Saturday..

We walked along St Charles Avenue through the Lower Garden District and Garden District. It was so pretty, one amazing house followed the next. So I just couldn´t stop taking pictures..

This is on Magazine street, where all the shops were in equally beautiful houses. 

A little piece of Mississippi. 

Back in the Garden District. This area must be the prettiest in New Orleans. 

On Sunday we had brunch at Surrey´s. I had eggs, grits and biscuits with jam..
Can you spot the peanutbutter french toast in the background..

Our taxi driver told us we had to try try beignets. They are small fried doughnuts topped with powdered sugar. I must admit I was not a big fan.

St Louis Cemetery No 1. 
This is the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb. 

A terrible rape scene in the movie "Easy Rider" (1969) was filmed here in the cemetery and urban myths maintain actor Dennis Hopper, who starred in the film, was responsible for tearing the head off.

In front of the Court of Appeal. 

Yeah, just a few more..