Our entire visit to New Orleans was worth it…

That's the Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

…just for this one moment. Eliot Kamenitz, a photographer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, came to my appearance at the Latter Library. His photos are terrific by all accounts, and you can see one of his best — and the whole gallery — at Nola.com.
To my blind readers: this is a photo taken by Eliot Kamenitz at the Times-Picayune. It shows the happy face of one of the kids at our appearance at the Ladder Branch of the New Orleans Public Library. The little boy is lying on the ground, face to face with Harper, and is entranced.

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7 Responses to “Our entire visit to New Orleans was worth it…”


  1. 1 Cheryl February 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    It’s a great picture! In fact all of the pictures that were taken for the article are great. The newspaper did a great job covering your visit to the Latter Library.

  2. 2 FP February 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I looked closely at Harper in these photos, and even when he’s resting, he doesn’t take his eyes off the kids. Does it seem like he likes children a lot? That’s awesome if he does. I also think he’s extremely photogenic. And you’re not so bad yourself.

  3. 3 bev February 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Great pics! Eliot captured this kid communicating at a new level.

  4. 4 bethfinke February 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the compliments – the very, very good news is that after these photos appeared in the Times-Picayune, two other libraries contacted the Latter Branch (where we did our presentation Tuesday). They want to “book” Harper and me on our next visit to New Orleans. Harper mnust really be photogenic!

  5. 5 bethfinke February 4, 2011 at 11:28 am

    PS: Bev, love that comment about a new level. Fun!

  6. 6 Maria February 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Loved the photo of the little boy face to face with Harper. What a great pic! The photos all were great. You must have had a wonderful time. So happy for you…..and happy you missed the nearly two feet of snow back home. I saw pictures on the news of Lakeshore Drive….basically a parking lot. The timing of your trip worked out well. You’ll have to let me know how Harper deals with all that snow back in the Windy City.

  7. 7 Bob February 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Yes, eager to hear how Harper reacted to the snow when you got home.


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