We took a walking tour of the French Quarter. Our Guide for this tour too - was very informed. The people of NO are very dedicated to explaining their city - its history and culture - and are most grateful for tourists that come and support their economy. Our Tour Guides each stressed this point over and over!
|Jackson Brewery - no longer a brewery but shops, boutiques and restaurants right in front of Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter bordering the Mississippi River.|
|Driving into the French Quarter - big oak trees overhanging the streets - can't imagine being under these in a hurricane!!!!|
|Had to have some Jambalaya!|
|FQ horse drawn carriages in front of Jackson Square - we did not take a carriage ride here - but definitely enjoyed the ambiance!|
|Mime Artist outside of Jackson Square|
|Another Mime Artist outside of Jackson Square|
|Artwork on display outside of Jackson Square|
|Barry ordered a Muffuletta sandwich - Oh boy!!!!!!|
|More street scapes!|
|Joan D'Arc - a gift from France to New Orleans|
|Loved the French Quarter City Market - everything from flee market fare to up scale artists fare!|
|Fountain sculpture in the French Market|
|Yours Truly in front of Jackson Square during our walking tour! It was cooler that day! St. Louis Cathedral in the background - still an active parish. This is a rebuilt structure dating back to the 1850's.|
|Vestments on display in the Ursuline Convent. The Nuns hand embroidered this garment back in the late 1700's early 1800's|
When the Americans came (Non Creoles and Non Roman Catholics) they were restricted to settling outside of the FQ. The bordering Canal Street was considered a neutral zone and is where the Creoles and Americans would meet to transact business deals.
A sampling of pictures may give a flavor of the 'Quarter'.