Modern Day Troubadours

You know what I really enjoyed about New Orleans?  Well, other than the most obvious … sunshine!  I loved the street performers.

On one of our last days in the city, Brianna and I spent some time just sitting in the sun at the outdoor Cathedral square.  It’s one of those places that’s just always alive with people.

Street musicians

And as this band played, bystanders enjoyed in their own ways.  Folks walking by, slowed their pace  and others took the opportunity to relax, finding a spot to sit and listen.

Listening to the band

And then, there are those who took the time to fully enjoy the moment …

Dancing in the street

which was just the encouragement others needed to join in!

Joining in

Later as we meandered down Bourbon Street, we enjoyed yet another lively street performance.

I love the sleepiness of my little town of Everson — quiet and remote — and yet I miss the unexpected.  There is something quite enjoyable about street performers.  Perhaps if I lived in a city such as New Orleans, street performances would become commonplace and quickly lose their appeal but I don’t live in a big city and that is certainly not the case.  So to all the “unknown” performers with your amazing talents, who brightened my stay  in New Orleans, I thank you!


About dbdaze

Currently spending much of my time contemplating the remainder of my life ... realizing the importance of dreams that are fulfilled, support of those closest to you, and the value in downsizing and living with less.
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