I spent yesterday photographing houses in north Beauregard Town for a project that the civic association is doing. I have mentioned it here before but the idea is to have a walking tour of interesting sights in different areas of this part of town. The first tour is focusing on the architecture (primarily residential) of the half of the neighborhood north of Government street. People will be able to get it for free on their iPods or smart phones and stroll around Beauregard while they have little history dropped on them. We are aiming for something that is little less precious than what is normally associated with Louisiana history, maybe a nod to the wide diversity of the area. Beauregard Town once had breweries, stables, a brick yard and a power station. There were little groceries and wide range of socio-economic groups represented. Surprisingly, for a southern city, it was pretty well racially integrated as it remains today. Anyway, the final product will be linked here as well as other appropriate spots.
During the course of taking these photographs I was also looking for something to shoot for my 365 project. One of the exercises I was trying to complete was to find some complementary shapes that unintentionally mirrored one another. This particular exercise had proven more difficult than you might expect. But, nature and a lamppost finally put the appropriate subject in front of me. The result is not the most inspiring photo I have ever taken, but lets see you go out and find some shapes that compliment each other but were not intended to do so.
That’s all for today. I have to tend bar for happy hour so I need to get my other activities out of the way before I start that shift.