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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

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

Jackson Square was once called Plaza d Arms in 1763, Center of Early New Orleans

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Plaza d Arms, Jackson Square New Orleans


       Jackson Square was the center of colonial New Orleans when it was under French and Spanish Rule.  Today it is still the center of the French Quarter and a huge tourist attraction. Surrounded by unique shops and apartments.  The St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo, and Presbytere surround the square and are full of history as well.  The largest real estate deal took place here in the Louisiana Purchase in the United States….

Jackson Square Shops

Jackson Square, Late afternoon

Foggy Day in New Orleans…Jackson Square always some great shots..

Saturday, January 12th, 2013


Foggy Jackson Square St. Louis Cathedral

Louisiana State Museum at Jackson Square, Foggy

 Foggy Gates at Jackson Square in New Orleans

Foggy Sx Player at Jackson Square

      This was really an unusual opportunity to get some great photos in a foggy setting.  I had 30 minutes between appointments to get a lot in.  It was 230pm in the afternoon this week with the fog banks moving in over the river.  What a great setting Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans is..Maybe I can get some more and at night it would even be better….

Jackson Square in New Orleans, Always another angle for a good photo

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

      Jackson Square in New Orleans is always a great place to take photos over and over again.  You will always get a different look depending on the light and the walk you take.  The statue of Andrew Jackson get photographed thousands of times a week.  Wonder how many photograph this angle.   

      At one time the square was known as Place d’armes.  In 1815 after the Battle of New Orleans the name was changed to Jackson Square.  It was not until 1856 that the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson our 7th President was erected.  The sculpture was named Clark Mills and his name can been seen on the base of the statue. The other side of this photo.

     In 1960 Jackson Square became a National Historic Land Mark….Rightfully so.  Clark did 4 identical statues and that can be another story.

Andrew Jackson, gives you a couple of different looks….

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011



        Andrew Jackson can look really different depending on the angles, weather and time of day.  Most likely one of the most photographed statues in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  Here he is morning, noon and foggy.

Foggy Day at Jackson Square…..Before the tourist….

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Foggy Jackson Square, St. Louis Catherdal, New Orleans


Foggy Jackson Square in New Orleans


Foggy Jackson Square in French Quarter

    Not much going on in Jackson Square this past Saturday morning except the morning fog which was a great setting for the early birds.  Being close to the Mississippi River the fog just roles in on these misty nights as it begins to warm up.  Spring may be here for New Orleans, 2011 style….