Walking in the French Quarter

Two things about walking in the French Quarter – drivers in New Orleans are crazy and so are cyclists. Pedestrians don’t have the right of way when crossing at an intersection and if you’re crossing a one way street make sure to look the other way so you don’t get hit by a cyclist (who is often carrying an instrument on their back).  Once you understand those two things, you will have a great time exploring the French Quarter.  If you arrive in New Orleans with a car and plan to visit the French Quarter and the Marigny (particularly, Frenchmen Street) you won’t need it,  just park it and walk everywhere.  One of my favourite parts of the trip was just walking and admiring the different types of buildings…

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double shotgun house (so-called because if a gun went off and the front and back doors were open, the shot would go straight through the house) 

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Creole cottages

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Creole townhouses

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edge of French Quarter, approaching the Arts District

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Craig Tracy Gallery

Art Gallery on Royal Street (my favourite street in the Quarter)

Antoine's

Antoine’s is the oldest family run restaurant in the United States (picture taken from the balcony at the Royal House restaurant where the balcony is at such a slope that they don’t allow glassware outside and I held onto my plastic cup the whole time.)

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