Out the front door of our hotel The Pontchartrain, was a pick up for the St. Charles Streetcar.
We parked the van when we arrived on Monday and didn't need it again until we pulled away from the hotel on Friday to come home.
The RTA operates four streetcar lines which run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District and along the river.
It's only $1.25 (have exact change) for a ride.
We purchased a 3-day Jazzy Pass for $9. which gives unlimited travel on buses and all the streetcars.
St. Charles Ave. has been described as "The Jewel of American's Grand Avenues."
We rode the St. Charles Street Car out to the historic Audubon Park, across the street from Loyola and Tulane University.
the bank of the pond.
The Live Oaks were magnificent
with new leaves coming out.
Can you imagine the history these gentle giants
have experienced. If only they could talk.
The streetcar rumbles along fairly slowly
and stops enough to take pictures
of the homes that line the street.
St. Charles is the place of residential grandeur.
Our hotel clerk remarked that when you live
on St. Charles Avenue -
"You have arrived!"