New Orleans, Louisiana – Jackson Square on Decatur Street

Having landed in New Orleans, wandered the streets a bit at night and then greeted the sunrise, acting like a tourist and going from statue to statue was a necessary step in getting acquainted with the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter. At the first statue, I learned that the official founder of New Orleans (founded in 1717) was one Jean Baptiste de Bienville who was born in Montreal in 1680 and died in Paris in 1767. After learnign that information it was off along Decatur Street to Jackson Square, a beautiful park with the sun shining and flowers blooming.

Major General Andrew Jackson – Commander of the American Forces in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. This battle is considered to have been the last major battle of the War of 1812. Jackson went on to become 7th President of the United States.

Saint Louis Cathedral




About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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