31 August 2008
I recently read a couple of murder mysteries set in New Orleans and the most recent edition of Victoria Magazine has a story with pictures of New Orleans so it has been on my mind. The pictures bring back great memories and it is fun to envision the places where a story takes place because you have been there. We were there in the spring and I loved it.
The first picture shows some of the lovely Iron work in the French Quarter. You can just imagine the old Southern Ladies in their long skirts and hats.
We stayed in the French Quarter at the "Chateau" it is reasonable, centrally located, clean, comfortable and has very friendly staff.
Breakfast each morning in the courtyard was continental style with pastries and the Chicory Coffee that New Orleans is famous for.
We were usually joined by some of the smaller locals. This mule and driver were filming a commercial for New Orleans just outside our hotel. They use Mules as horses don't do as well in their climate.
The people in New Orleans were all incredibly friendly. Like any other big city, you should use common sense to protect yourself and your belongings. We were warned numerous times to be careful, but we had no problems whatsoever. The locals and were wonderful. They seem genuinely glad to see tourists returning.
I truly hope all goes well for them this week. As Gustav approaches, I will be thinking about them and their lovely old city.
The other two photos are from the Garden District and St. Louis Cemetery number 1. In New Orleans, they do everything with beauty in mind.
I have posted twice this week, please scroll down to see some of my artwork.
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