To make the Southern Reading Challenge even more challenging, Maggie has added a contest. You just pick out a passage which depicts “sense of place” and post a picture to go with it. Easy right?
I had to dig through some old photo albums but I did it. Here’s a passage from the first book I’m reading for the Challenge and two pictures:
Soon, mother and daughter were sitting at iron tables across from Jackson Square. It was a glorious New Orleans morning. Around the square, artists had set up easels displaying bright watercolor portraits and scenes of the city, painted with agility, technique, and that complete lack of originality so comforting to shoppers who need to fill a space on their wall, but don’t want to be troubled by newfangled art. Or oldfangled art, either.
~ from The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell by Loraine Despres
Who doesn’t recognize this landmark right?
Here’s another one from Jackson Square. Obviously I wasn’t looking for art but just trying to find out when I’d meet my soulmate. Heh.