Last week, I was in New Orleans for the Mom 2.0 Summit. It was my first time time there, which is kind of shocking since I went to college in the south. But same as NYC, it was just one of those places that was always on my list, but never made it to the top.
The conference itself was fantastic, lots of learning and sharing. I had a total blast doing a graphic design workshop with Laurie Smithwick, as well as listening to so many other wicked-smart people talk about social media and branding. I saw soooooooo many old friends, which is cool that we are “old” friends, really, thinking how “new” the blogosphere kinda is – and I enjoyed meeting a ton of new friends as well. I even managed to sneak in a massage courtesy of Body Logic MD. Woot!
But it wasn’t until my last day there, Sunday, that I actually got out and about the city. I purposely scheduled my flight for late in the day so I would have this time, to just walk around and just look.
It was really cool to feel the rhythm of the city. To see where the hurricane hit, to see what had been rebuilt, what still needed work, and how the area seems to be regrouping, everywhere.
Here are my photos from that day, in a collage set to Brendan James’ song “The Other Side.”
Thanks for revealing yourself, NOLA.