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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
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.
Jackson Square in New Orleans is probably the most photographed block in the state of Louisiana. The Plaza de Armas was designed in 1721 and was the center of New Orleans. In 1856 it was renamed Jackson Square after General Andrew Jackson who defeated the British in the War of 1812.
You can always get different looks and scenes depending on the time of day and the local weather. Lots of history to think about.
Things to see, do and hear in the French Quarter, Its no wonder people love having a second home here….Thursday, October 9th, 2014
There is so much to see, do, hear and smell in the New Orleans French Quarter. Took these in an hours time walking around. The Melrose Plantation is a Bed and Breakfast on Esplanade across the street from the French Quarter.
The Masks are colorful and are for sale at the French Market. Just one of the hundreds of items for sale. The “Trashy Diva Window” is on Royal Street and always has some interesting dresses for sale.
The Rouses Supermarket on Royal is home to many a band on weekends. Always a good place to get a sandwich, a drink, snack or whatever. The music is fun. Just 2 blocks to Jackson Square.
Getting up early and out has its advantages when photographing New Orleans as it begins to wake up. Get out at 530 am and you can catch the moon over the St. Louis Cathedral before the sun comes up. Moonlight gives it that glow.
Head over to Cafe Du Monde and you do not see any Crowds, Coffee or Beignets. Its closed up getting ready for the morning light.
The gates to Jackson Square are closed and everything is nice and clean with a freshness in the air. The walk over to Pirates Alley before it gets crowded. Actually no one was around. Get it all done so you are ready for breakfast for 730 am. Love the morning light….and lack of crowds….
French Quarter Corners are all unique and all have the historic look that makes New Orleans so Historic. Here are a couple of corners from a recent walk. You have Chartres, Royal and Bourbon Street represented here. Just not very many corners of more than 3 stories. Think what is around the corner on your next visit.
There is always a reason to go to the French Quarter. This past weekend was the annual Satchmo Fest centered around the Old New Orleans Mint on Esplanade Ave. Its hard to beat New Orleans for the mix of music, food,shopping and festivals. The great thing about the fun is that it is free to all to enjoy.
The Satchmo Summerfest honors Louis Armstrong who was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901 to a poor family. He rose from poverty with his horn and became World Famous for his Music and his Song. Kids start playing early in New Orleans as it become a family thing to do.
A Most Interesting corner in the French Quarter on Royal Street. Hanging Angels and some of the most well kept hanging ferns in the city. Always worth a couple of photos of the balconies, flags and angels that seem to be all over the balconies.
Where are all the people in and around Jackson Square? Most are asleep at 6 am in the morning. This however is a great time to enjoy the sites in the Summer before it warms up and gets hot and then hotter. Walk for a couple of hours then eat breakfast. I know I am going again, maybe a little earlier next time.