Martin Luther King Jr.

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I have a Dream' speech this week marking a milesotne event in the history of civil rights movement in the USA. 

 Statue of Dr. King in Washington, DC

Statue of Dr. King in Washington, DC

 Sign at Lorraine Motel, Memphis

Sign at Lorraine Motel, Memphis

 Lorraine Motel, Memphis

Lorraine Motel, Memphis

 In front of room 306 at Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated.

In front of room 306 at Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated.

 Room 306 where Dr. King stayed is frozen in time.

Room 306 where Dr. King stayed is frozen in time.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

 Tomb of Marie Laveau

Tomb of Marie Laveau

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Established in 1789, it is located 8 blocks from the Mississippi River just outside of the French Quarter. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Creole families and it is divided up into sections for Catholics, non-Catholics and Negros.

 Back of a colourful tomb

Back of a colourful tomb

Over the years, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 became a very popular tourist attraction. Daily guided tours are available daily. The renowned Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is believed to be interred in the Glapion family crypt.

Road Trip

2686 kilometres in 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

I traveled with a friend back in January 2013 from New Orleans to Washington D.C. This video is meant to be a flashback of the sights and sounds we encountered during the 11 days we were on the road. It contains over 500 images shot with the Fuji X100, Nikon D800 and iPhone.

South Main District Memphis

 Blues City Cafe

Blues City Cafe

South Main Historic Arts District is a lively, artsy neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Memphis. The district was built up during the boom era of train stations and most of the buildings in the area were built between 1910 and 1920. In 1982, 11 blocks and 105 buildings were designated as historic.

In the middle of the South Main District is Beale Street which runs 1.8 miles from the Mississippi River to East Street. It is a significant location in the history of the blues. Today blues clubs and restaurants line Beale Street and it is a major tourist attraction.

 BB King's Blues Club

BB King's Blues Club

Beale Street
Beale Street