Strolling the Vieux Carré
The Vieux Carré (French Quarter) of New Orleans is widely recognized for its bars, parties, music, trendy restaurants, and rowdy business enterprises --- and, of course, the most famous party of the year, Mardi Gras.
People have lived in the Quarter since before the United States was even conceived. French, Spanish, Creole, African, and Colonial American cultures have all contributed to the eclectic mix of structures. Almost all of the surviving 18th century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the late 1700's.
What most tourists and visitors to the 'Big Easy' miss are the residential areas on the fringes of the Quarter (yes, people do live in the French Quarter) The Quarter is a concentration of classic vintage homes displaying their vibrant colors, exquisite architectural details, and the many unique & historic construction styles.
In this portfolio I have attempted to capture these often overlooked visual details and assets of the area.
René Gallet has been actively involved in both the art and the business of photography for over 50 years. As a self-taught photographer and visual artist, Mr. Gallet has participated in and taught numerous workshops and seminars. René's fine art images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in both solo and group gallery presentations. René's portfolio encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, image compositions, and photographic styles, resulting in an impressive body of work, which ranges from the traditional landscape to the strongly abstract image. His striking landscapes and intimately detailed imagery demonstrate an optimal blending of artistic vision and technical control of the demanding photographic process. Mr. Gallet’s work can be found in both private and public photographic collections and many of his images have been featured in numerous artistic, trade, and commercial magazines and publications.
' Grandeur for a Single Day ' Published July 11, 2014
'Emerging from a Muddy Pond' Published September 26, 2013
GardenVisions Published February 03, 2012
The Essence of the Ordinary Published October 10, 2011
Carolopolis Published June 01, 2011
Joyce Theresa Distel ~ Gallet Published February 07, 2011
Ageless Enchanment Published September 18, 2010
Discarded Treasures Published May 03, 2010