Maid of Orleans
French Quarter Monument on Decatur Street
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
Notre Dame Seminary
2901 S. Carrolton
New Orleans, La. 70118
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….
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.
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….
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…
New Orleans Decorates for Christmas 2015
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.
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.
Laurel Street and Constantinople Street in New Orleans, Homes and Cottages…A Quick and Colorful Walk..November 25, 2015
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.
Mid City Neighborhood and Homes
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.
St. Charles Avenue Homes
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….
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....