The New Orleans Times-Picayune
says that photographer Kerri McCaffety “knows how to capture the fleeting beauty of a moment,” and once again she does so in a stunning visual exploration of the Crescent City after hours. When the sun sets over the Mississippi River and the streets begin to glow beneath the warmth of the city’s antique gaslights, the beauty of New Orleans is at its peak. The unique architectural gems of the Garden District, up and down Canal Street, and woven throughout the French Quarter almost require that they be revered under the cover of darkness.
Historic night spots, beloved landmarks, and even modern marvels fill this impressive volume of color photography. McCaffety highlights iconic scenes, such as St. Louis Cathedral, steamboats on the river, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and moonrise over the Crescent City Connection. These structures come alive at night, accented by Christmas lights on St. Charles Avenue, fireworks over City Park, neon lights along Bourbon Street, and megawatt Mardi Gras floats. Whether as a gift for a visiting tourist or a memento for a seasoned local, New Orleans at Night is an inspiring celebratory look at the Crescent City after dark.