Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rekindling an Old Flame

I was out shooting again for most of the day today, but first I wanted to say--

I saw Nicholas Cage this morning! He was filming a scene right outside my window this morning. He looked stressed, even though I smiled at him-- and construction workers have been telling me all day since then how happy my smile makes them, so I don't know what his problem is. ;)

Guess you can't please everyone.

We didn't see a whole ton of progress in some places, but I have to admit I'm extremely impressed with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Project. The houses are quality construction, not to mention energy efficient and the best part is each design is unique. No cookie-cutter shotguns like out in the Musician's Village. Some of the houses even had rooftop gardens. Awesome. Almost makes you want to move to the Nint' Ward, huh?

The picture above is from one of my favorites. See the bridge in the background? That's how close these houses are to the Industrial Canal. I think that's one of the houses designed to float if there's major flooding in that area again. Pretty cool. Well, I better get back to work. Lots of photos to process!


Amy Saia said...

Nic Cage always looks so uptight in his movies. Maybe he was 'still in character.' Or not!

That's really cool. Amazing what's going on down there.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I agree with Amy. He does always look like he's in pain or something. I bet he's still thinking about your smile right this very minute. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Nicholas Cage *insert dreamy stare* Oh. Yeah.

Kristin Rae said...

ooo that's fun! I've only accidentally run into a few famous people, the most recent being Evangeline Lily from Lost. We saw her the last time we were in Hawaii, and I am tempted to think she was checking out my hubby! lol. (or she might have just been wondering why he was looking at her like, OMG)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Very nice! I haven't seen these places. I'll keep my eyes open next time I'm in NOLA.

Hardygirl said...

Ooooo! I love that house. So glad to see some good goin' on down there!!

Blow a kiss to Nick from me.


Tess said...

This made me giggle because the last time we saw a movie w/ Nicholas Cage in it, my hubby said (as we were leaving the theatre) "He always looks constipated". Gross, but oddly true :D

And, good stuff going on down there. Thanks for sharing it.

jessjordan said...

Poor Nic. He's just had a rough go of life, losing all of his money and all. I'm sure your smile did brighten his day; his face is probably just stuck like that by now.

V. S said...

I love Nicholas Cage. Sigh.