Flags and Gandalf by Hand Grenade Bar on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Photograph of costume character of Gandalf with sign that reads “Gandalf needs money for weed”. Street photograph is from Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Gandalf, in bright white, reflects the Pelican figure from the Louisiana State flag above him. The building that houses the bar is from the 19th Century while the people are representative in attitude or attire of the 21st. The effect is discordant. The flags provide a historical continuity between the time periods. On his cell phone, presumably listening to music, the walker, at right, represents a modern consumer of portable electronic services as he approaches the opportunity to purchase cheap drinks or engage Gandalf’s entertainment services.