A Bit of TX and NOLA – A Photo Tour

I’ve been working on setting upย an Etsy shop for some of my photos. Who knew it would be so time-consuming? It’s almost ready to open, but in the meantime, a few photos from recent adventures in Texas and Louisiana. (Some of these were taken with my phone and are on my instagram page.)

New Orleans

swamps en route to New Orleans

swamps en route to New Orleans

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blue and yellow makes me smile

blue and yellow together make me smile

beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde. Had to visit 2 days in a row.

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde also make me smile. Had to visit 2 days in a row.

Mint green ironwork – beautiful!

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finding love in New Orleans:

St. Charles streetcar in New Orleans - the oldest continually running streetcar in the world!

St. Charles streetcar – the oldest continually running streetcar in the world

Blue Dog!

Blue Dog!

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If you look closely, you’ll find mardi gras beads hanging pretty much everywhere. The trees along St. Charles are dripping with them!

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Austin

South Congress, Austin

South Congress

Gospel Brunch at Stubbs in Austin

Gospel Brunch at Stubbs

Delicious BBQ in Austin

Delicious BBQ in Austin

skyline, Austin

Dallas

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The Big D as seen through the museum windows

The Big D as seen through the museum windows

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State Fair of Texas, Dallas

State Fair of Texas, Dallas

State Fair of Texas - Dallas

State Fair of Texas – Dallas

Big Tex welcoming visitors to the Texas State Fair. Ha!

Big Tex welcoming visitors to the Texas State Fair. Ha!

Yep, this pig sold for $14,000. He was right next to a beautiful steer that sold for $130,000! Raising livestock is serious business in Texas.

Yep, this pig sold for $14,000. He was right next to a beautiful steer that sold for $130,000! Raising livestock is serious business in Texas.

Houston

oak tree heaven, Houston Zoo

oak tree heaven, Houston Zoo

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Mind boggling rocket boosters, Nasa

Mind boggling rocket boosters, Nasa

Chase Tower

Chase Tower

60th Floor Observation deck

60th Floor Observation deck

Pretty reflections on Wortham Center

Pretty reflections on Wortham Center

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About Lynda

Longhorns and Camels is a blog about exploring Dubai from the perspective of an expat from Texas. It features stories about living in Dubai including descriptions of local culture and popular activities in the region. It also includes photography of the UAE and other countries abroad. It has been recommended by several well-known guides for expatriates: InterNations, ExpatWoman and Expat Focus.
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16 Responses to A Bit of TX and NOLA – A Photo Tour

  1. opparam says:

    There is a little bit of pleasure, because I have got this chance of reading you after a very
    long time..

  2. joanfrankham says:

    These are all fabulous photos, I particularly like the swamp one.

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks Joan! The swamp one is probably my favorite too – it’s a bit eerie when driving over it because it goes on for miles with nothing else in sight. I have to admit – this photo is heavily edited – I snapped it while driving over a bridge so I cropped out the blurry guardrails and played around with the filters. I recently got on instagram so have been using my phone more for pics and experimenting with different apps for editing. Fun stuff!

  3. Beautiful pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Diana says:

    Lyn!!! what can I say? Of course these are all wonderful…but the swamp pic made me laugh a lot thinking about how we could not escape that freeway that morning you were taking me to the airport! Anyway…love them all…..

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was telling H that story – he’s probably heard it a million times but when on those bridges it totally brings back that helpless feeling of trotting off in the wrong direction for miles and miles knowing you had to catch that flight! haha!

  5. Mitzie Mee says:

    What a great idea, good luck with your shop. The photos are gorgeous! Wonder what they do with that very expensive pig? Would be a shame to eat him…

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks so much! We’ll see…marketing myself is not one of my strengths so will have to work on that for anyone to find the shop. I know – as far as Mr. Pig goes – I’m not sure what they do with it but I don’t foresee a happy ending! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. very nice photo-story! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pit says:

    Thanks for te photo-tour, Lynda. New Orleans is still on our bucket list, as is Houston. Austin is fairly close by and thus we’re there quite frequently.
    Have agreat time,
    Pit

    • Lynda says:

      Hi Pit! thanks for stopping by! Oh you will love New Orleans. Go before the hot humid weather comes back – it so much more pleasant. And if you make it to Houston let me know and I’ll be happy to give you some pointers! I was in Fredericksburg around Christmas time last December – so charming – lucky you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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