Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Adventures in New Orleans



I was recently in New Orleans for a teachers conference, and I had the chance to take a "few" photos while I was there.  I hope you enjoy them!



You have to have a po'boy while you're in New Orleans.  Pictured above are my oyster po'boys.



A statue of Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville, the founder of New Orleans.



I thought this home looked very New Orleans.



More colorful homes.



The Maison Degas, former home of French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, now a bed and breakfast.



We visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.  Above is a statue of Padre Pio.



A statue of Mother Teresa.



In New Orleans, instead of traditional graves, you will find above-ground tombs holding the remains of several family members.



We visited the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park, where I photographed this beautiful Spanish moss.



There were a lot of interesting sculptures in the park, such as the one above.



My favorite thing to photograph was St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.



The cathedral is pictured here with a statue of Andrew Jackson.

At Jackson Square, mule drawn carriages are waiting to take you on a ride.

This was my favorite shot of the cathedral, looking down at all the mule drawn carriages.



The steamboat Natchez sits on the Mississippi River.



The Crescent City Connection crosses the Mississippi.



The French Quarter by night.



Jazz music at the Spotted Cat.



Dooky Chase's is a must-do while in New Orleans.  The chef, Leah Chase, was the inspiration for Princess Tiana in the Princess and the Frog.



I had the Creole shrimp!



A local band played at the House of Blues.  There is no shortage of music in the Crescent City!





Fleur de lys lights hang from a tree.  The fleur de lys, adopted by New Orleans, is the symbol of French royalty.



Café du Monde is where you've gotta go for beignets and coffee.



And boy were those beignets good!



What a crazy car!



The hurricane is New Orleans' signature cocktail.



More jazz music at Palm Court.





This statue of Joan of Arc was a gift from the French.  I have also photographed an identical statue in Paris.



I got up early to catch this sunrise on the Mississippi River.



The steamship Creole Queen.



I guess it's always sort of Mardi Gras in New Orleans!



A street car passes by on Canal Street.



Buddy Ruff plays his trumpet for me.





Galatoire's, another must-visit restaurant.



Sweet potato cheesecake...so delicious!



Zydeco music at Mulate's Cajun restaurant.



Local brews.



I guess the upside to having an early morning flight is getting to see the city drenched in morning sunlight from above as your plane takes off!



Au revoir, la Nouvelle Orléans !


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