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A Walk in the Vieux Carre’, French Quarter, New Orleans

It’s been raining for so long we feel like frogs, with webbed feet. We have a gorgeous day, not hot, not cold, and a hotel in a perfect location for walking, so we go out to master our 10,000 steps. In the French Quarter, it is easy! There is so much to see; it is so much fun just to walk.

 

These kids are GOOD! They have attracted a large crowd, in front of the Cathedral. What a great way to get practice playing in front of an audience and to earn a little extra spending money, providing a little New Orleans culture. Loved our time listening; they really were good

 

Band

 

This policeman with his blue light special, blocked a whole lane of traffic so he could pick up his fresh hot beignet at the French Market.

CopBeignet

The Hop On, Hop Off Bus, New Orleans style:

NOHopOn

 

“Follow the sign, please!” for the New Orleans city tour. No, we weren’t on that one, just walking around on our own.

CityTour

 

A statue of Bienville, a founder of New Orleans:

Bienville

 

CathedralParty

 

GuyOnBalcony

 

SanLouisSign

 

This is kind of creepy, to me, a woman who tells people their fortunes in front of the cathedral.

PalmReading

 

The Maiden of Oreans:

MaidOfOrleans

 

CentralGrocery

 

We loved this terrace garden, on Chartres:

ChartresGardenBalcony

This man earned every penny. He made up verses to songs about people watching, all very kind, and people gave generously 🙂

StreetSinger

 

Cathedral

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January 2, 2016 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, Cultural, Entertainment, Exercise, ExPat Life, Gardens, Living Conditions, Road Trips, Travel |

2 Comments »

  1. Great pics. New Orleans is on my bucket list. LA is one of only 5 states I haven’t been to.

    Comment by momcatwa | January 3, 2016 | Reply

    • Just a short 2 1/2 – 3 hour drive from your home away from home in Pensacola 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 4, 2016 | Reply


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