And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack....
Living in New Orleans truly is a once in a lifetime experience, just like the talking heads suggested in their song. Last weekend I saw some amazing shotgun houses, and paused to take pictures. Then I hummed "once in a lifetime" as I drove home.
The eves under two shotgun houses. Notice how the porch ceilings are painted light blue? That color is called 'Haunt blue' and deserves a post in and of itself, so I will come back to that at a later date.
A bright yellow double shotgun house in the Bywater area.
This house was just down the street from the yellow house above. It is also a double shotgun, (sometimes called double barreled) meaning that two families lived there.
A more staid Uptown shotgun house. This one is nice because it shows the original entrances for both sides of the shotgun.