Thursday, April 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - FROM THE TOP OF A DOUBLE DECKER BUS

Sightseeing New Orleans is fairly easy. 
We used the double-decker, Hop-On, Hop-Off bus. 
We like to get the lay of the city and a little back ground knowledge when we're new to a place we're visiting.  Then we can take out on our own. Beads were hanging from all the trees and wires on St. Charles Ave. - the route of the Mardi Gras Parade.
The first stop for those who wanted, 
was Mardi Gras World where 
Kern Studios prepare floats for Carnival time.
 
This is a sculpture dedicated to those 
lost in Hurricane Katrina. 
It's made of scraps and parts of homes
found after the storm.
Most of the following photos are of 
French Quarter homes and businesses. 

It's amazing the different styles and 
ages of the buildings.  


Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral






Joan of Arc - given by France. 
We visited the French Market later, 
this is the ride-by on the tour bus. 


The Garden District
Stores and shops are in the bottom 
with apartments on top 
in the Garden District.

Use of the street cars is the BEST way
to get around! 
We bought a 3 day pass for $9. each.
On and off as much as you want and 
the street cars are assessable to almost, 
anywhere you need to go. 
We have a pick-up outside the front of our hotel. 
We are enjoying The Pontchartrain. 


7 comments:

  1. I loved it there it's a amazing place.
    Merle.............

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  2. Wow, what a great tour, thanks for taking me along.. The sculpture is cool, Katrina is a bad memory. Lovely photos, have a happy day!

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  3. looks like you've got good weather for your touring, too! what a neat, one-of-a-kind city!

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  4. Love the photos! I miss New Orleans so much. One of my favorite places that I ever lived!

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  5. So Jealous, Want to go so bad, have not been for awhile. Love it.Richard from My Old Historic House

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  6. I have not seen that Katrina sculpture before. Is it in the French Quarter? We are going to be dining at The Pelican Club for Double D's birthday next month. Can't wait to go back. You got so many terrific photos of one of our favorite places. Glad you're having fun!

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  7. Thanks for the tour of NO. I have been there years ago but never saw as much as you have. That must be the way to go....on a tour bus to get the feel of the city.

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Glad you stopped in for a visit - please give a shout out & share your thoughts!! I hope your cares are few and your blessing are many!!
Suzan

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