Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Travel | J'adore La Nouvelle-Orleans! | A Look at New Orleans

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It's amazing that my husband's business and mine has allowed us to travel a bit!  In the fall of 2014, we flew south for a whirlwind mid-week trip.  New Orleans, NOLA, The Crescent City, The Big Easy.  Reggie had a 2-day conference to attend, which gave me time to explore this historic city.  Of course I took my camera with me!  Our hotel concierge shared some places he thought I should go, and I am so glad that I took his advice! Although most of my time was spent wandering the French Quarter, where we were staying, I did venture farther into the city for more sight-seeing.  I couldn't get enough of the color, the architecture, the trees and flowers, all of it!  After two days, I still felt like I had so much more to see!  Walking and riding the trolley were my go-to modes of transportation.  It was easy to hop on and off wherever I wanted to go.  I did learn that at the end of a trolley stop it was ideal to know when to be back to catch it before the last departure time! ;)

We met some great people at Reggie's conference, and met up with them for a fun evening at a piano bar, authentic jazz at a swanky bar (we bought a cd!), and meandering up and down the popular streets for which the Crescent City is so well known!  If you like to people-watch, this is definitely a great place to do so!  We'd love to go back when Reggie doesn't have meetings to attend, there is so much to see and do!  I already have a list of places to check out the next time we are there!  And the world famous beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde did not disappoint!

New Orleans, thank you for a wonderful time, we can't wait to come back!

You'll see that I may have been a bit obsessed with photographing gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral!  

I loved their signs!

The music from these talented artists drew quite a crowd, we were mesmerized by their unique sound!

St. Louis Cathedral was open to tourists, and was absolutely beautiful!

Wrought iron, brick, and greenery! Love!

I went on my own walking tour in a historic home district.  So much fun!!!

I could photograph homes and gates and sidewalks like this all day long!

The sprawling trees were amazing!

I wanted to pack up this doorway and bring it home with me!

It was such a gorgeous day!  The weather in October in NOLA is perfection!

What a gorgeous city you are, New Orleans!  Can't wait to go back! 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place to visit & looks like the weather was very nice!!! LOVE that church too!!!