If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go? I’m getting the itch to plan a trip. Not sure where yet, but I would love to go back to New Orleans someday.
I imagine Halloween in New Orleans is pretty amazing with all the ghost stories, mystery, voodoo, and colourful, colorful characters. New Orleans was amazing when I was there in March – so alive and loud, so much music and food, a little smelly down some streets, a little creepy, but so intriguing, and so unforgettable. Everywhere you go there is something interesting to see, particularly, at night, when you see things in a whole different way. As you’ll see, I took a lot of pictures of Royal Street in the French Quarter at night. I will go back someday.
All of the following pictures are storefronts on Royal Street…
I really enjoyed walking through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art…
Back of St. Louis Cathedral…it’s quite a sight in person.
or just create your own….
I still gush about New Orleans to anyone who asks (and some who don’t), but there is just so much to explore in the city. If you find yourself in New Orleans, and want a (quiet) break from the action in the French Quarter, check out at the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, I enjoyed it more than the museum (but I’m generally not overly fond of museums). I would put it on a “must do” list of things to do in New Orleans.
More Royal Street window shopping at night….this caught my eye in the window at the Antieau Gallery, it’s from the Monsters and Misfortune Collection and the artist is Chris Roberts-Antieau.
…or one might give you the finger!
I laughed when I saw this after uploading all my pics from the trip – I had no idea he was giving me the finger when I took it. I was just walking out of a restaurant, saw him, and quickly snapped the pic. He’s likely very aware when people are taking his picture (and I feel kinda bad I didn’t tip him!).
There were several people throughout the French Quarter and on Frenchmen Street offering this…(I regret not picking a subject and getting a poem!). Next time.
My favourite street in the Quarter, especially for window shopping at night. This is part one (I took a lot of pictures on Royal Street).
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…