1850 house, the Presbytere and St Louis Cathedral

The red brick houses around Jackson square known as the Pontalba buildings after the lady wo directed their design and construction, were built between 1849 and 1851. This one is furnished just as it would have been by residents of the mid-nineteenth-century.

The red brick houses around Jackson square known as the Pontalba buildings after the lady wo directed their design and construction, were built between 1849 and 1851. This one is furnished just as it would have been by residents of the mid-nineteenth-century.

 

Around the corner at the Presbytere we learnt all about Hurrican Katrina.

Around the corner at the Presbytere we learnt all about Hurrican Katrina.

We were facinated by the dog rescue.

We were facinated by the dog rescue.

And the muddy teddy bear that was rescued from the clean up

And the muddy teddy bear that was rescued from the clean up

Upstairs we learnt about Mardi Gras - the world famous festival that celebrates the mash up of Louisiana culture, A mix of European, African and Caribbean traditions in one massive party dating back to 1699.

Upstairs we learnt about Mardi Gras – the world famous festival that celebrates the mash up of Louisiana culture, A mix of European, African and Caribbean traditions in one massive party dating back to 1699.

We were impressed by the skills of the costumed guys who dance on horses backs!

We were impressed by the skills of the costumed guys who dance on horses backs!

And equally impressed by the King Cake with the hidden baby in it. If you get that piece then you have good luck and it's your turn to buy the next one. We were a little disappointed when we realised the one on display wasn't for real.

And equally impressed by the King Cake with the hidden baby in it. If you get that piece then you have good luck and it’s your turn to buy the next one. We were a little disappointed when we realised the one on display wasn’t for real.

This is St Louis Cathedral. The oldest Catholic cathedral still in use in the US

Beside the Presbytere is St Louis Cathedral. The oldest Catholic cathedral still in use in the US

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4 Responses to “1850 house, the Presbytere and St Louis Cathedral”

  1. Bree @meandmy2guys Says:

    The French have a similar cake called the Crown of the King and it has a coin or a token hidden in it too.

    • Ana Says:

      That’s interesting – I guess like all things Louisiana it’s a little bit French mixed with a little bit Caribbean!

  2. Jennifer Hunt Says:

    What a beautiful Cathedral!

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