Werner Pawlok

New Orleans through Werner Pawlok’s lens

In an old city, famous for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, cuisine, culture, and music; the uniqueness of New Orleans’ living history is kept alive in the buildings and spaces. Its colonial past, jazz, voodoo, and Mardi Gras have left exciting, colorful traces strewn throughout the city, all of which drew photographer Werner Pawlok to capture its charm and beauty in his warm, painting-like style.

House of Craig I (left)

“You can practically taste the honey-coloured bourbon and the humidity in the picture’s background.”

Bar Napoleon (center)

“Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House: A 200 year old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. It was owned by the Mayor of New Orleans who offered it as a refuge to Napoleon in 1821 during his exile. Although Napoleon never did make it to stay there, the name did and has been attached to the establishment ever since. Bar Napoleon since become one of the most famous bars in America, and has been a known haunt for artists and writers all throughout the 20th century.”

Casa Borrega IV (right)

“The Casa Borrega restaurant is an historical renovation of an 1891 Greek Revival home which offers fine renderings of Mexican street food. The concept for Casa Borrega originated when the owners, having visited Mexico frequently, decided to share the Mexican culture and heritage with the people of New Orleans by creating a wonderfully atmospheric experience for diners through the lavish decoration and vibrant color that gives this location its unique flavor.”