New Orleans, Louisiana – A French Quarter Walkabout

Having already spent some time in Jackson Square, we continued on with looking at the various streets, buildings and sights in the French Quarter.

This post is generally a photographic look at the architecture that one might see when strolling down the streets of the French Quarter or riding along in one of the carriages that ply the streets replete with tourists.

Some of the establishments, such as Checkpoint Charlies, have played a pivotal role in the music and laundromat business for a long time, while others such as Stanley’s are relative newcomers. Still others house upscale restaurants while others haven’t changed at all over the years and still provide apartments to the local residents.

It was St. Patrick’s day so street performers and many of those walking the streets were decked out in many shades of green.

Some of the buildings were more colourfully painted than others :-).

While others barely get thorough Mardi Gras before starting to get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day parades.

We also wanted to watch the local St. Patrick’s Day parade so slowly made our way over to the area of Royal and Frenchmen where primarily locals had begun to assemble on street corners with their families to meet with their neighbors and friends and wait patiently for the commencement of the parade.

Photos of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade are in a separate blog entry.



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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