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photoblog image New Orleans - 1970 - Wrought iron

New Orleans - 1970 - Wrought iron

 

Another one straight out of the scanner.  Typical New Orleans French Quarter facade.  I imagine that the wrought iron could well have come from the UK as ballast on ships that came for the cotton.

 

New Orleans - 1970 - Wrought iron

 

Another one straight out of the scanner.  Typical New Orleans French Quarter facade.  I imagine that the wrought iron could well have come from the UK as ballast on ships that came for the cotton.

 

comments (13)

that is some wonderful wrought iron on the balconies Tom... this is a wonderful scanned image....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2015, 04:38
It is lovely stuff, Tom.

Are you sure it is wrought? Looks to me like it might be cast.
Tom Wilson: You might well be right, Ray - I don't know that I'd know the difference smile
Look at this lace work! So lovely Tom.
Tom Wilson: Fantastic, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2015, 06:13
I had never thought of that aspect but I bet you're right about the ironwork Tom
Tom Wilson: It may be local, of course, but I know that much of the same kind of stuff found its way to India by the same means.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2015, 06:20
Imagine having all that incredible ironwork, Tom
Tom Wilson: Amazing, isn't it?
A wonderfully ornate structure Tom. Interesting about the ballast
Tom Wilson: I can't be sure about the ironwork, but I know that it found its way to places like Bombay and Calcutta in the same way.
Again so typical New Orleans. I loved this town
Tom Wilson: It's certainly different and certainly special, Chantal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2015, 10:48
Many a bridge and such stuff came to SA as ballast in the olden days. We refer to this decorative iron as broekie lace (panty lace). This makes a great picture.
Tom Wilson: It found its way to India in the same way Louis - great ballast, which they probably sold at a considerable profit!
This does have a very pinkish tinge to it Tom, had you soaked them in rose wine?
Tom Wilson: Just the ageing of the slide, Chad - virtually straight out of the scanner.
Lovely building isn't it.
Tom Wilson: The ironwork certanly makes for fine decoration.
great shot. i like the lace work like wrought iron.
Tom Wilson: Quite special, isn't it?
Incredible wrought iron work isn't it. This has come out very well Tom
Tom Wilson: A happy survival!
It looks very New Orleans, Tom, that's interesting about the wrought iron.
Tom Wilson: It's a short flight from Arizona, Frank - the pair of you should have a long weekend there. It's worth the trip smile

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