". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Irish Bar, New Orleans Style

Markey's Bar

640 Louisa St. (Bywater) 504.943.0785. Credit Cards. 7 days: Noon to 'till. A good cab or bike ride away from the French Quarter, in a one-story, wood-sided building you'll find Markey's -- a relaxed bar that feels like it's out somewhere on a country road, far away from city troubles. The locals who frequent this inexpensive Irish bar are inexplicably nice and understanding, even if you might be a little too drunk or loud or whatever. Lots of TVs for sports watching. On Fridays they sometimes have some kind of seafood boiling. Pool table. Video poker.


Frank Partisan said...

It looks like a movie set, like "Road House."

Foxessa said...

Since this photo is mine, you know New Orleans is nothing if not cinemgraphic.

Another reason Simon wants to do a drama series on location here, no doubt.

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

Actually, I posted this as a sort of response to Citizen K's series of Irish pubs.

Evolution in action -- adaptation, change and diversity within species, according to its habitat, you know?

Irish pubs in Ireland, the many Irish bars in New Orleans, yet for all the differences and contrasts between these, there may well be lines of continuity too. Anyway, I think so. But I'd need the input of other experts in the field to say so, uncategorically.

Ya feel me here? :)

Love, C.