Audubon Park

I love Audubon Park in Uptown N’awlins. It’s my kind of park. Century-old oak trees are scattered throughout. They stand knarled and twisted with Spanish moss hanging from their limbs giving them an eerie look. The park has a pond in the center with several ducks that are glad to take your hardened old bread off your hands. There’s plenty of comfortably lush green grass to put your blanket on and at ground level you can watch bees landing on nearby flowers. A 1.7 mile track runs around the park and there are 4 workout stations along the route for anyone to use. On a nice day (not too muggy, not too hot, not raining aligators an swamp people) there are people biking, roller blading and jogging or walking the nicely paved track. Sometimes I go read on the benches that surround the fountain that are at the park’s entrance facing St. Charles. This rusty angel below reminds me a lot of the statue in the movie Interview with a Vampire. Right after Louie is turned by Lestat he looks at this statue in the cemetary they’re in and it opens its eyes and follows him with its gaze. That statue had the same aged-by-the- swamp look that lends a sort of grungy charm to everything here in New Orleans.

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