The French and Victorian Architecture makes for great touring around town. This is the old City Hall Building.
The St.Charles Trolley on the left and the Canal Street trolley on the right took us everywhere we wanted to visit in NO for $3 for a day ticket. It took us to the New Orleans Whole Foods Market, But wait, the prepared food was all spicey and had crawdads in it!.
This bubble machine coated the whole area with big bubbles.
Getting ready for Christmas, Football, New Years, then next up Mardi Gras.
We saw these guys at least 7 different days at Jackson square, always had to stop and listen for a while.
A little bit ot Texas in the FQ.
The Oldest active Catholic Church in the nation makes it's presence 24/7.
This Women could sing it all!
This is where you find the best Muffuletta. I ate three, and this place was tops.
New Orleans, the Metamorphosis of the casual traveler.
Well I can tell you all right now that the Euros were way ahead of the American evolution of R&R. Our decision to spend a month in New Orleans recreates our idea of all the above. After discussing this with our daughter Lia we both agree that it is beneficial to all to stay long enough to be almost mistaken for a local. She had a similar experience after an extended stay at Orcas Island.
Our first week in NO was merely exploratory, finding routes, areas of interest, and a means to get at it. The areas of interest were Music, Food, and Art, not necessarily in that order. The real story in all that turned out turned out to be the super eclectic culture of NO. The history, architecture, and soul of NO were way more powerful than we were fully aware of. This is why a month at a destination is really a minimum, it allows you to get much deeper in the culture of the natives and really appreciate their contribution to the world.