Cynthia and Co.

Cynthia and Co.
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French Fountains on St. Charles and a Mini Tour of Magazine Street

French Fountains is a lovely little business on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans near Audubon Park and Loyola.  If you love French (anything) - especially garden decor this is a place you'll want to visit. 

This statue greets as you enter their gardens.  He stands outside the gate both welcoming you and warning you that awesomeness is about to be found.

These putti  (angels, cherubs) are my favorite.  The pot they sit on is about 6 feet tall and would take several people and a volkswagon to fill guess is its intended to be a fountain because the angels are holding their ears.  So sweet...if only I had an extra six grand...

This cherub statue is holding or saving a water fowl.  The bird has a metal tag to make it more life like.

Two little people standing under an  umbrella.  Most of their fountains and statuary have iron components so their patina is perfectly rusted as you can see by the above umbrella and the putti wings.

Cherub garden stake.  Oh so French looking!

Shakespeare perhaps?  Not my favorite bust but he was hard to pass and not photograph.

St. Francis standing under a tree.  (I wish this photo had turned out better.)

An ornate wrought iron gate.  This looks very New Orleans - ish.  Shabby white paint and rusted.

Beautiful and serene.

 After leaving French Fountains on St. Charles Avenue I headed for Magazine Street thinking I might do a little shopping.  Instead, I window shopped and took in the sights and just enjoyed the cool weather.  The above pic is a ceramic status adorned with sea shells.  He looks like Pan and is a little junky, yet classic.

 Love the blue touches on this store front...and the topiary would look nice at my house!

Some original art in thrift store window.

And as I was sitting at the corner, waiting for the light to change, a street car pulled up to load and unload passengers.  This one is heading toward the French Quarter on St. Charles Avenue.  It was a good day visiting my new city, New Orleans!

If you want to visit French Fountains they are at:

7901 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118