Jackson Square is surrounded by dozens of artists selling their wares
St Louis Cathedral behind Jackson Square
Old trees with branches spread towards the balconied old buildings
It seems that almost anything in the city is draped with Mardis Gras beads
beads and balconies
From the street one gets glimpses of inner courtyards. This one houses a restaurant
Street musicians were all over the French Quarter
One word- beignets
Cafe du Monde, open 24 hours since the 1860s. The world's supply of powdered sugar is delivered here every day. Don't tell my Internist
Many of the waiters at the Cafe du Monde appear to be Vietnamese.
All over the French quarter there is decay, and people attempting to thwart the decay
Yep, New Orleans. 'Nuff said
Wanted to go into this tiny bar, but never made it. Some mysteries are better kept as mysteries
Many street performers are painted with metallic paint and stand still. This guy had a slightly different way of connecting with his audience
Another guy tickles the ivory on a battered piano set up on the street
The WWII museum was very impressive and very well done. There is a separate building with vintage planes on display
Suddenly a wedding party, led by this band, struck out into the streets of the quarter. Almost as suddenly they were gone
Several people had set up old typewriters and would produce spontaneously written poetry on demand
This is an awkward statue showing the founder of New Orleans lording it over a seemingly dejected native american, with a priest lurking behind.
On to Algiers...
The old Algiers neighborhood, across the Mississippi, is accessed by a ferry ride across the river
Algiers is quiet, less touristy with the feel of a real lived in neighborhood.
Many of the houses have somewhat quirky decorations. Elvis in beads, anyone?
And a religious statue draped in beads. Of course
A very old letter box in Algiers, still in use
A small pocket park in Algiers dedicated to a local priest. The dedication really seems very wrong to modern readers
one of the oldest gas stations, only recently turned into a preschool
Time is relative...
In an Algiers cafe, clocks on the wall make no sense at all.
At the ferry there is this statue of Satchmo himself. Look it up
Walking through Tulane University, where Barbara spent a year doing research before Med School, I found this working fountain that predates Barbara's time there
The St. Charles line of the street cars
The streetcars were built in the 1920's, and each one is an historic landmark. Bare light bulbs line the ceiling
Lafayette cemetery No. 1
dating from the 1830's, this is the site of many old family burial plots
Many of the old crypts, above ground as the ground is too wet to bury in, has signs of people who still show they remember
"Society for the relief of destitute orphan boys"
Many of the tombs have marble facades that have cracked and fallen into disrepair
New Orleans, distilled
Looks like he had a rough night
It's just wrong...
cinnamon toast crunch shots. Wow