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

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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

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

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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

New Orleans, Jackson Square was Once Called Plaza de Armas

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Cathederal at Jackson Square

      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.

Jackson Square Gates NOLA

Jackson Square and Apartments

Jackson at 425pm

Andrew Jackson 1857 Statue

Muriel's at Jackson Square

Things to see, do and hear in the French Quarter, Its no wonder people love having a second home here….

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Hotel on Esplanade in NOLA

 

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.

Window Shopping Inside, French Quarter


Masks at French Market

Rouses on Royal Street, The Band

 

Daybreak in the New Orleans French Quarter, Its Pretty Quiet….

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

St. Louis Cathedral and Moon...

 

     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….

Cafe Du Monde in early hours

 

Jackson Park Gates and Lights

Piarates Ally, Famous Person Lived Here

French Quarter Corners in New Orleans, Always a Historic Look…

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Chartres Street Corner     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.

French Quarter Corner 2

Chartres Street Corner, French Quarter

Bourbon Street and Gov. Nicholls

New Orlean’s Satchmo Summerfest in French Quarter, July 31 to August 3, 2014

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Sachmo Fest 2014

       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.

Starting Young in New Orleans

Looking Out, Window Shopping

Hanging Angels in New Orleans on Royal Street

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

 

Ferns and Angels in FG 2014

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.

Royal Corner

Royal Street Angels and Ferns

Jackson Square and the New Orleans French Quarter at Daybreak

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Pontalba at Jackson Square

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.

St. Louis Cathedral early morning...

Jackson Square at Day break 2014

Cafe Beignet in the Morning, Open

Crescent City and The Miss.

Friday before Mardi Gras… Ladies Parade and Have Much Fun…..

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

 

Prima Donna's on Balcony

      You do not need to say much with these photos. A great day weather wise.  These are among the hundreds of walking club ladies have fun in the French Quarter. This is the Friday before Mardi Gras so there is plenty to come over the weekend leading into Tuesday….

Mardi Gras 2014

Hat Lady in Blue

Cowgirl and King...

Prima Donna's Throwing Beads

Diva Girl Parade 2014