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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 is a great place to visit for the Christmas Holidays. Its free to look and wonder at all the lights and decorations. Celebration in the Oaks at City Park is a value for $8.00. Homes are decorated from the simple to the more elaborate. Walk through the Roosevelt for a display for the ages. This are just a few shots from the weekend.
Crowd Pleaser on St. Charles Ave. Its free to enjoy an many people are doing that each day and night. Lots of thought went into all the names. These are a few of the many bones.
Being a Friend of City Park its free to come and go. This allows you to take family and friend. You can go during the seasons and always see something different. Lots of things blooming this week as we start Summer. Did you know City Park is owned by the State of Louisiana. They have to create their own funds and do so without government interference. Maybe that is why things are always in good shape. You have to please to collect….What a Novel Idea…
Sights but no sounds from this years French Quarter Fest. I am amazed at large it has come in the last couple of years. Plenty to see and do at this years Fest that featured great weather all weeken with a light breeze.
The Paws on Parade are showing up all over New Orleans this month. Its a fund raiser for the SPCA in a dive to help and rescue pets that people forget about. The beaded dog was an icon for Haydel’s Bakery in Old Jefferson that it donated the mold to get the project going. Want to know where they are located Paws on Parade Locations.
This Bead Dog sitting in front of the public Library on St. Charles Ave. The Milton H. Latter Memorial Library is the building and can have a blog of its own next month.
A great Sunday afternoon to watch a parade in New Orleans. You have the masked bead throwers, the costumed walkers, the horse riders, the bead catchers and the parade watchers. All have a good time on a Spring like Sunday afternoon on Napoleon Ave. in New Orleans. In New Orleans its a family affair for most. You have to wonder how much larger the beads can really get. Best free show around….
The splash of color this week was amazing profusion of blooms from all the Japanese Magnolias blooming all at once around New Orleans. They are a little late this year but it means Spring is here alongwith Mardi Gras. Light breezes blow the petal off easily for some colorful sidewalks. The small trees will soon show their green leaves soon. They are light and bright green. Almost time to start the mowing in New Orleans. House hunting for sure…..
If you like historic homes you will love the New Orleans Garden District. These home were the first Garden Suburbs as the Anglo Americans moved into new areas of New Orleans during the 1830’s to 1860’s time period. The Garden District was a short street car ride to downtown. The spacious yards and large homes with wrought iron fences, balconies, porches, columns, large windows and shutters were the norm. One of the most common styles was the Greek Revival but this not the only style.
The walk through the New Orleans Garden District is one of the best walks you will take in New Orleans or any other American city. Walk for free! Best time of year is the Spring when all kinds of plants and shrubs are blooming. The weather is also perfect for walking, not too hot and never cold.