West Mitten Butte at sunrise - 1986

USA - 1986


I visited a symposium in Baton Rouge in 1986 and following I made a roundtrip (alone) over New Orleans, San Francisco, through several National Parks in the West to Phoenix by a rented car, then Chicago, Toronto and New York. All images are scannes slides, taken with a Minolta X700, using mostly Fujichrome100 films. Flying was quite cheap in the US. I had a TWA pass and paid 70 bucks for each dome…  (read more)

Trans World Airlines - 1986

10 May 1986 33 21 254
The journey began with a flight from Frankfurt to New Orleans with a stop in New York JFK with a Boeing 747 from TWA. Trans World Airlines was a major American airline which operated from 1930 until 2001. Howard Hughes acquired control of TWA in 1939 and operated it until 1960. Its main transatlantic hub was the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, an architectural icon designed by Eero Saarinen, and completed in 1962, which you see in the last PiP. The 1st PiP shows Rockaway Beach approaching JFK. scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome 100

New Orleans - 1986

12 May 1986 21 5 212
New Orleans Streetcars, opened 1835 with steam locomotives and horsecars, 1893 electric streetcars/trams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcars_in_New_Orleans scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

New Orleans - 1986

12 May 1986 28 8 222
French Quarter scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

Mississippi - 1986

13 May 1986 52 21 390
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is unfortunately not an original steamboat. Constructed in Moss Point, Mississippi, the ship took its maiden voyage in 1983, so it was quite new in 1986. The Crescent City Connection bridge, called CCC, spans over the Mississippi River, connecting downtown New Orleans to the Westbank. In the past, the CCC was known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge, and it carries US Highway 90 over the Mississippi. Total length is 4093 m, opened 1958. scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

New Orleans WTC - 1986

12 May 1986 22 9 220
The World Trade Center Building is a historic 33-story, 124 m-tall skyscraper designed by noted architect Edward Durell Stone, opened 1967. It is now used and known as Four Seasons Hotel. In 1986 the top floor hosted a cocktail lounge called "Top of the Mart". The bar slowly rotated once per hour and the next image was taken from there. The bar remained until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

Mississippi - 1986

13 May 1986 33 8 243
View from roof of WTC in New Orleans to CCC bridge. scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

New Orleans CBD - 1986

12 May 1986 37 15 299
New Orleans Central Business District (CBD), seen from the roof of World Trade Center (image before). panorama of two scanned slides Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

old and new

12 May 1986 57 27 354
New Orleans, Poydras Center - 1986 scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

New Orleans Towers - 1986

13 May 1986 25 10 237
left: Hancock Whitney Center, 212 m, 51 stories, opened 1972 right: Poydras Center, 91 m, 27 stories, completed 1983 scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

Lousiana Superdome - 1986

13 May 1986 35 15 415
Opened 1975, capacity over 70000, now named "Mercedes-Benc Superdome" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Superdome

Lousiana Superdome - 1986

little trumpet boy

13 May 1986 59 26 1471
New Orleans - 1986 scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

cold beer - cool boys - New Orleans 1986

13 May 1986 9 2 1053
PiP in B/W.......scanned slide, Minolta X700

St.Peter-Bourbon - 1986

12 May 1986 33 13 1006
New Orleans scanned slide Minolta X700, Fujichrome100

Satchmo - 1986

19 Apr 2014 34 21 236
Louis Daniel „Satchmo“ Armstrong (* 4. August 1901 in New Orleans; † 6. Juli 1971 in New York City) - The statue stands in the Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans. scanned slide, Minolta X700

USS Kidd (DD-661) - 1986

16 May 1986 30 18 316
USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. On this image it's floating on the shore of Mississippi river in Baton Rouge, the "Horace Wilkinson Bridge" is in the background. To be clear, I'm a convinced pacifist. scanned slide, Minolta X700

Louisiana State Captiol - 1986

15 May 1986 19 7 166
in Baton Rouge scanned slide, Minolta X700

San Francisco City Hall - 1986

18 May 1986 24 7 175
It is a Beaux-Arts monument and opened in 1915. scanned slide, MinoltaX700

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