Hanging in the French Quarter New Orleans

Bourbon Street

The infamous Bourbon Street dates back to 1798 when New Orleans was founded by John-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville

Busking band on Bourbon St

Bourbon St is colourful and vibrant with music and people day and night

Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating traditional New Orleans Jazz. The club doesn’t serve alcohol so the long lines of people are a testament to how good the Jazz is!

Royal St

Royal St – one block back from Bourbon St

brimming with art

It is brimming with art

And antiques

and antiques (we couldn’t afford a single thing in these shops – Mum saw a little statue she liked, for the not so small sum of $25,000)

Our hotel on Royal St was in keeping with the area

Our hotel on Royal St was in keeping with the area and was purchased by the Monteleone family in 1886. It’s still owned and operated by the family today.

We were particularly fond of the old Grandfather's clock

We were particularly fond of the old Grandfather’s clock in the Lobby

Many of the original French Colonial buildings were destroyed in the big fire of 1788 so many of the buildings in the Quarter today were built in the late 18th century and early 19th century when the area was under Spanish rule.

Many of the original French Colonial buildings were destroyed in the big fire of 1788 so many of the buildings in the Quarter today were built in the late 18th century and early 19th century when the area was under Spanish rule.

The little houses kind of French in style and many several hundred years old

The district as a whole has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and so their are strict regulations on what can and can’t be done to the buildings today.

and adorned with carnival beads

and adorned with carnival beads

Lafittes is said to be the oldest still in use bar in the USA

Lafittes is said to be the oldest still in use bar in the USA

the food

New Orleans is famous for it’s own unique take on West European / Caribbean / African cuisine. Gumbo, Jambalaya and crawfish Étouffée 

And Jazz musicians day

And Jazz musicians on the street day and night

the people

the vibrant, positive people

And a fountain in the Plaza de Armas (Jackson Square) for us to walk around making our wishes until the next vacation!

We even found a spot for a wishing walk. Three times round the fountain in the Plaza de Armas (Jackson Square).

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2 Responses to “Hanging in the French Quarter New Orleans”

  1. Jennifer Hunt Says:

    Fabulous photos: colourful people, buildings and food; antiques, chandeliers and a grandfather clock; and a very pretty dress and sneakers for dancing to that fabulous street jazz.

  2. iggytheaviator Says:

    The jazz was terrific!

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