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Joan of Arc, Maid of New Orleans, A Gift From France

July 16, 2016
Eric

Maid of Orleans

French Quarter Monument on Decatur Street

Joan of Arc and Flags

     The Joan of Arc Statue was given to the City of New Orleans from the people of France in 1972. France erected the statue in 1972 as a gift to New Orleans, whose namesake, Orléans, was one of the towns Joan of Arc (1412-1431) defended from the English during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). In the city’s defense, she was overwhelmingly successful, but her exploits did not stop there. In just over a year, this teenager led troops in 13 different battles and sieges, and captured more than 30 cities

Statue, Joan of Arc 2016

Joan of Arc French Quarter

 

Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans

July 13, 2016
Eric

Notre Dame Seminary

2901 S. Carrolton

New Orleans, La. 70118

Notre Dame Seminary 2

The Notre Dame Seminary was completed in 1923. The corner stone was laid May 7, 1922. The Notre Dame Seminary is Graduate School of Theology for the Catholic Church. The Campus is not often seen bu tourist but the wonderful buildings stand out and should be a showcase for New Orleans. It often looks like a European Palace. It is a one of a kind….

Notre Dame Seminay 1

From its establishment as a free-standing seminary in 1923 by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Notre Dame Seminary has as its primary mission the preparation of men for the ministerial priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. The seminary, through an integrated and balanced program of priestly formation, seeks to prepare competent pastors for the Church in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd. Additionally, in order to foster a broader outreach in service to the needs of the local Church, the seminary offers educational and formational opportunities to other applicants.

Notre Dame Seminary 3

Notre Dame Seminary 4

Notre Dame Seminary Upclose

 

Mardi Gras Day 2016, Colorful Rex Parade Heads…

February 12, 2016
Eric

Rex Jester Float

    The Rex Parade rolls on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans.  Been watching it at the same place now for 30 years on Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. The floats have grown larger and more colorful over time. This year the weather was great so the photos came out great….

Rex Parade Float Cornhead

Rex Parade 2016 1

Rex Lady Statue

Rex Parade Float 4

Rex Parade Float Head

Rex Parade Float 3

Rex Parade Float 2

Rex Parade Biting Ball

Rex Butterfly King

 

It’s Carnival Time in New Orleans, The Magazine Street Parades

February 3, 2016
Eric

Fan Girl on Magazine

     This past Sunday I had some time and decided to walk over to Magazine Street to watch several parades. It’s a great place to watch parades. It is a family affair. Got tired and just sat on the front steps of a home. It was not crowded. Everyone was super nice.

    One thing I learned is that it pays to watch parades in different place so you can really get the neighborhood feel. In 3 blocks I saw 4-5 people that I knew. Guess we all wanted to watch the parades at the starting point on Jefferson Avenue. I will be there again…

Red Hair Dancing

Magazine Street Horses

Floats on Magazine Street1

Magazine Parade Route

Parade Watchers on Magazine

 

New Orleans Homes Decorate for Christmas, Lots of Red and Green

December 13, 2015
Eric

New Orleans Decorates for Christmas 2015

Uptown Double Dressed in Red and Green

     New Orleans home owners are decorating their homes in record numbers. It is a lot of fun to walk the neighborhoods in the day and see how many beautiful decorations there are. Having simple things can be just as pretty as a lot of lights.

St. Charles Avenue Decorations

Decorated Oak on St. Charles

NOLA Spring Day, December 11,2015

Weddin Cake Home,Christmas 1

Decorated Gates

 

New Orleans French Quarter, Govenor Nicholls Street, Let’s take a quick walk

November 30, 2015
Eric

Gov. Nicholls and Burgundy

French Quarter Homes

     Take a quick walk down Govenor Nicholls  in the French Quarter and you can see a rather quiet residential area with many historic homes.  Much unlike other areas of the Quarter. Lots of doubles and shotgun style homes as you walk from N. Rampart to Bourbon Street.

Frencis T. Nicholls

    The street was named after Francis T. Nicholls who was a Civil War Hero and General who became Govenor of Louisiana after reconstruction. He was the 28th Govenor and served tow terms, 1876-1880 and 1888-1892.  After being Govenor he was the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Gov. Nicholls Twin Homes in French Quarter

Gov. Nicholls French Quarter Home,Blue

Gov. Nicholls French Quarter Home, Rockers

Gov. Nicholls 1015 French Quarter Home

Gov. Nicholls Double, French Quarter Home

 

Laurel Street and Constantinople Street in New Orleans, Homes and Cottages…A Quick and Colorful Walk..

November 25, 2015
Eric

 

Uptown Home and Plants

          New Orleans has so many colorful neighborhoods and many more colorful homes and cottages.  These are homes around Laurel Street and Constantinople in Uptown New Orleans. Love the fences and porches on all these homes. Such a variety of colors and styles. There are few that look alike. The colors and plants really set them apart.  Always better to see more with a quick and quiet walk. 

Uptown New Orleans Home, Blue Chairs

New Orleans Home,Red Door

Uptown New Orleans Home, Blue Door

Laurel Street Home,New Orleans

 

New Orleans Homes in Mid City Near Bayou St. John

November 14, 2015
Eric

Mid City Neighborhood and Homes

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     One of my favorite neighborhoods in all of New Orleans is in Mid City near City Park and Bayou St. John.  It’s a great neighborhood to walk and view pretty home and yards. Most of the houses are from 1920’s to 1930’s in these neighborhoods.

 

     You get to see some unique yards and plants that you will not see in other areas of New Orleans. Residents love plants and flowers with color. The people always seem to change them up over time. The large oak trees add to the neighborhood giving them a country feel. Many of the homes have nice size yards as you can see in these photos.

 

    The Craftsman style of homes is very common in the area. Love the porches and columns. It is also a very colorful area with the deep red bricks and bright red tile roofs.

New Oreans Home in Mid City 4

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New Orleans Home on Bayou St. John

Happy House Purple

Mid City Home and Flowers 6

 

Historic Homes on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans

November 8, 2015
Eric

St. Charles Avenue Homes

St. Charles Avenue Home,double gallery

     You will see such a variety of homes n St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is like a walk in history as you travel down St. Charles from Canal Street to Carrolton Avenue. Take a look at the variety of homes. How many towns in the United States can say they have such an historic street where you can rdie the streetcar and walk….

St Charles Avenue Home...

5718 St. Charles Ave. Home,The Victorian

5726 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans Home

Corner Home on St. Charles Avenue St. Charles Avenue home 5-24-15

Streetcar moving on St. Charles

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Halloween in New Orleans is Bigger and Better than Ever….

November 1, 2015
Eric

Halloween Balcony in French Quarter

    New Orleans has become a destination location for Halloween. You are seeing more businesses and homes decorate.  Many of the decoration are just outstanding as each tries to out do the other. Balconies are provide such a stage for many. Having a lot of artisic folks never hurts....

Trunk of Horrors

Halloween Bourbon Street 2015

Halloween Balcony Witch....

Halloween Balcony 2015

Halloween Porch 2015

 

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