I miss those blue porch ceilings! There's a name for the blue of a porch ceiling: Haint Blue. According to Louisiana legend, a “haint” is a spirit or a ghost. The blue paint represents water through which evil spirits cannot pass.
The "neutral ground" on Canal Street, photographed here in the was once a division between the downtown Creole neighborhoods and the uptown American sector. Courtesy of the Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library
This is a Street Car in New Orleans. This is symbolic because she takes a street car named Desire then one called Cemeteries and transferred to one called Elysian Fields. The precursor to the play, which represents the trajectory of Blanche's life.