The French Quarter of New Orleans
In this post I will be highlighting the French Quarter as that is where most tourists hang out . When I left New Orleans I thought "okay three times should be enough" Guess what...it isn't!!! Someday Nawlins I will be back but after three trips in January I think I will choose to go at a different time of year. (not summer though!)
So here are some of the photo highlights of this very busy part of the Big Easy.
|St Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square - the original church was built in 1727.|
|With statue of Andrew Jackson in front|
|At the weekend the square is filled with artists selling their wares as well as all kinds of fortune tellers|
|Let's visit the French Market!|
|Hmmm...maybe not...I did try alligator sausage at the buffet in Biloxi - one bite was enough. It tasted okay but I could not get past the idea of eating an alligator. (ewwwww....)|
|They sell everything here from beautiful handcrafted jewellery and pottery to cheap t-shirts and keychains. A fun place to visit.|
|Oscar got quite a bit of our money - we ended up going to see him every day and purchasing something. Very unique jewellry! And he has quite the unique personality as well. A local treasure.|
|Let's stretch our legs a bit and walk along the Mississippi...usually there are paddleboats on the river but not today|
They even get their dogs in on the game!!!
There is a never a dull moment in the French Quarter!
Here are a couple of examples of the architecture found in the French Quarter...the wrought iron "lace" balconies are stunning.
|Yes you can take a carriage ride around the Quarter as well - but be prepared to pay big bucks!!!|
|This place sells some pretty wild stuff including voodoo dolls and all kinds of things I can't even begin to understand, sadly photography was not allowed.|
We opted for the very touristy Pat O'Briens and enjoyed the dueling piano players and singing along. I think we were there for about four hours at least and got through a couple of big hurricanes - rum and fruit punch, etc. (my motto is "rum is yum")
|Monty looks a little worse for wear on his second Hurricane.|