I didn't try sitting in one. Since I tend to slouch when I sit, I imagine it would improve my posture, but I'm not sure how the steel boning would feel if one had to sit for too long while wearing one.
By the by...when you see dresses in movies where the bodice and waist of a dress on an actress is fitted to a "T", generally speaking the actress is in a corset. Once you become corset aware, you can tell when an actress is in a corset by how the upper body moves as the actress moves.
Back to New Orleans....day 2.
The ripped off skin area heals in three to six days.
That pain does help distract from the pain in the feet gotten while wearing high heels and the blisters gotten while wearing strappy shoes while dancing the night away at a gala event.
The picture above had nothing to do with any of that.
It is a close up picture of oak leaf spores. This is the time of year when the oaks of New Orleans develop spores, and the air is filled with tiny bits of fluff. I learned this during the two hour walking tour that I took after going to SFA.
Each of the five trips that I have taken to New Orleans have been too short. Each trip I try to knock off another item off my "thing I want to do in New Orleans" list. A walking tour of the Garden District was going to be accomplished today.
The Garden District, (originally called Lafayette) was an area developed after America acquired New Orleans. The French Quarters had been developed starting in the 1700's; the British heritage Americans wanted nothing to do with the French, (French Catholic/Anglo Protestants...) and so they developed a 7 blocks by 17 block for themselves after the Louisiana purchase in 1803 and after the War of 1812.
It is the area where the New Orleans rich folks have always lived.
I learned SO much on this two hour walking tour! I had always been told that the cemeteries of New Orleans were above ground because of the water table being so high. Wrong: Instead, the style is common to all Mediterranean cultures, including Spain. Spain owned Louisiana, then France did for awhile, then USA, but the Spanish custom held, as it did in many parts of America. Actually, the above ground crypts function as "oven", sealed bodies in the structures get heated naturally up to 300 degrees or more, causing a natural form of cremation.
Some of these structures hold the bones of 20 or more family members.
Interesting how ecologically sound the practice is, and how it is quite unifying of families: each family members statistics are engraved, so some of the crypts start with a name of someone born in the 1700's and end with names of people born just a few decades ago.
re-brick, and then screw the marker back on after updating the marker.
I know this may seem a little morbid, but it really made me think about how ecologically sound, family friendly and biblical practiced this burial style is.
I'll leave it at that for now....
Us hot weather residents pointed out that air conditioning bills of $400 per month (or more..) in the summer was not unusual, and the plus side of cold climate is that at least you can always put on another layer of clothes.
Once you have stripped down to your skivvies to beat the heat...you really just can't remove another layer and still function socially, if you get my drift.
Pennsylvania said no, cold is worse.
I'm still wrapping my brain around that one.