Evening has fallen on New Orleans. We had disembarked from our cruise earlier in the day, and from then on, I was free to make images when and wherever I wished in New Orleans. I made this image while looking for street shots just off the notorious Bourbon Street strip. The man at the far right seems to have failed at persuading the young couple just in front of him to eat at a small Middle Eastern restaurant. He looks as if he is still pleading with them, even though they pay no heed. Or perhaps he may just be asking them for financial help – there are many such folks on the cold wet streets of the Big Easy. The answers exist in the mind of the beholder.