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Photo Friday: Vintage NOLA


Rusty rail car in New Orleans

I can’t help it, I’m still reminiscent of those ’70s Polaroids many of us grew up with.

Although Instagram is actually old (I know, it’s really old), it’s still beautiful to me. You’ll have to forgive me, but I was born in the Dark Ages. That is, before computers, cellphones, and all the other electronic bric-a-brac that keep us connected, yet isolated from one another. Sometimes I’m a little slow to pick up on new technology.

From my roadtrip: Terlingua, TX

From my roadtrip: Terlingua, TX


On the Levee

On the Levee

Now that I’m home in NOLA, I can’t stop taking photos. I’ve become obsessed with finding the best Instagram opportunities, prowling the city’s backstreets and railyards for photos – from the mundane (peeling paint on a brick wall) to the magnificent (sno-balls at Hansen’s) – all without trespassing on private property, I should add.

It’s really quite addictive. I’m sharing a few of my NOLA Instagrams here; feel free to share your own as well.

Check out Glen’s New Orleans Instagram gallery:

Glen Abbott is a New Orleans-based freelance travel writer/photographer. You can follow him at or @travelingringo on Twitter and on Instagram.


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