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Mid City is one of the more beautiful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The styles are different, the colors are different and the yards are different. You see some wonderful windows with a variety of panes and colored glass. They look like homes of the 1920’s with variations of earlier New Orleans styles. The yards are a little larger, the porches larger and the steps larger….
New Orleans loves it history and enjoys being a little different. Morning Call has been around since 1870. The original location was on Decatur Street. I do remember it also had drive up service where you angle parked and a server came to your car to take your order of coffee, milk or beignets.
Now its got a stand operating at the City Park Casino where it is open 24/7. This may be a great place since you can walk off the calories after you eat your three. I guess three fit on a plate so that was your order size.
Louisiana is blessed to have so many large oaks and places like City Park in New Orleans to display and protect them. These trees are older than all of us. If taken care of our great grandchildren can enjoy them long after we are gone. These are just a few right off City Park Blvd. as you enter City Park. The sunsets are some of the best times to catch a photo of these stately trees.
Another way to see them is to take one of the three model trains through the Park.
So far in July, the New Orleans area has had about ten inches of rain this month. While other parts of the country are having droughts we are having daily showers. This is what City Park looked like last week during a visit to Story Land and the Amusement Park for kids. I got a Friends of the Park family pass where you can go anytime you want for free. Great to go for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. Its well worth the price and you are helping and supporting the park.
City Park in New Orleans is a great Place to visit. I Bought a “Friends of City Park Membership” Great Deal and you can go all you want for $59 per year. Grand kids, Kids and all. Stop by for 30 minutes to see what is new. Got some pretty shots this week. Love the Water Lilies this time of year…..Its almost in the backyard of Lakeview, Old Metairie and Mid City. Close to everyone however in the metro area. It works because the City does not run it and it has to provide value to stay ahead…..
City Park in New Orleans is really a great local treasure that has so many features and things to do. This is from the Botanical Gardens this week. Its just a couple of shots but there s so much more to see. Just got my Friends of the Park Pass this week so I can stop by anytime. It was a family pass for only $59 for me to enjoy and it goes to a good cause. The flora changes monthly. Next trip will be to take the grandkids to the park this week.
Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park. This is off Marconi on the way to the tennis courts. Right now its only open on Sunday…..
This is always a great neighborhood to walk around in. Its close to City Park. Its easy to walk to retail and restaurants within a couple of blocks. Then you can see plenty of historic homes as the one above. This home always catches my attention. The seasonal decor and the plants are always well taken care of.
The Casino building in New Orleans City Park is a refreshment center in the park. It was built in the 1930’s as part of the Works Progress Administration to keep people busy during the Great Depression of the 30’s. The Federal Government spent 12 million dollars and employed 20,000 men and women in New Orleans to work on such projects. The money went much further in those days. Things actually got done…
Just a nice photo on a Spring day. The colors seemed to really stand out as things were starting to turn green. Mid City has a lot of interesting homes that are sometimes forgotten.