Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.
Hear now the tragic tale of one Marguerite O’Donnell, a Bourbon Street showgirl whose love triangle life reads like the pages of a dramatic play. Her heartbroken ghost is said to have killed her younger lover in a fiery rage, quite literally.
We live in New Orleans, so yes, we know, there’s no shortage of ghost stories. Yes, we all know about Madame LaLaurie and Marie Laveau, but what about the other ghosts. There’s just so many calling out for us to see them.
Cruel experiments. Suicide, murder and looting. Blood dripping from the ceilings of a Garden District home.
At sunset, he could be seen peering down on the street, horns and all.
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened its doors to visitors since closing down four months ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to the aquarium are required to wear masks at the indoor facility and must purchase a timed ticket ahead of time to limit capacity and encourage social distancing.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the ghost of Madame Mineurecanal and her terrier began to appear.
The community event began in the 3100 block of St. Claude Avenue where riders clad in black took to bicycles of all shapes and sizes.
New Orleans began Phase 2 of reopening the city June 12, with some businesses finally able to open doors after months of being shuttered.
No lion, New Orleans has missed its zoo. But on June 3, the Audubon Nature Institute re-opened the Audubon Zoo with safety measures in place. The facility is limited to 25% capacity and visitors must book an entry time on-line ahead of time.
Thousands gather for peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustice at Jackson Square in New Orleans
Thousands of people gather on Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square for a rally to protest the killing by police of George Floyd and others.