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.