Where's the Natchez? Is it the Natchez?
Just listen for that awful blaring noise-pollution music if you want to know the whereabouts of the Natchez. Can you imagine working on that? Or driving an ice cream truck? But there's no tourist riverboat around, this is just a dockside shot by the Mississippi River at New Orleans. I like to be out in the open air. thanks for looking in, sp
But it's a calliope. A calliope! I grant you, it's always off-key, and sluggish to boot, but, hey(!), it's a calliope! Just relax and try to listen to "Ole Man River" or "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man o' Mine". Puts you in a certain frame of mind, doesn't it?Otherwise, never mind ...PS - Don't mention it about me "showing up", where else would I go? You have a wondrous website ;-)
So, that's some kind of ramp to board a ship? A tourist boat? Riverboat? Setsumei shite, kudasai! (Please explain!)
Good morning Glenn, Yes, the calliope does put me in a certain frame of mind, there's no question about that, but it may not be the one the proprietors intended. That's OK. & thanks for the kind words.And Hi Rick (I think good evening), The ramp is probably used for a variety of passenger boats and ships, including those with the sentimental dulcet but raucous tones, and those which keep quiet. At this point (in this photograph), there's nobody docked at that spot, which is near the Moon Walk thanks! sp
"Calliope" makes me think of Toby Tyler. Or a street in New Orleans!
Hi K.! From A Lexicon of New Orleans Terminology and Speech: CALLIOPE STREET - Pronounced, believe it or not, (CAL-lee-ope), and not (k@-LIE-@-pee). No doubt this particular Greek Muse is barfing up her lunch over on Olympus ... However, the steam organ on the riverboat Natchez that plays music is, in fact, the (k@-LIE-@-pee). Go figure.And I had forgotten about Toby Tyler! So nice to hear from you. sp