|French Quarter lace|
It is always busy. At any time of the day you wander down the street, it is always full of people, music, and smell of alcohol.
If you take a nice stroll through this busy street at night, you will realize that there is not much that you cannot find here.
People will throw beads at you...others will try to compliment you on the street asking you to dance. Very Gallant men they have...
Or if that is not what you are looking for, just look around you...
You will find every imaginable mix of people and costumes here. Perhaps that is why vampires frequent this place? Everyone seems to fit in.
I really wanted go after the strange glowing colored liquid that is Absinthe.
Although you might still want to use that time machine if you have an access to one.
It is true New Orleans still retain that timeless beauty and history, but why would anyone want to refuse a chance to actually witness history or wear the bygone fashion.
|Mississippi River Boat|
When you are in French Quarter, this is definitely a place where you would end up late in the morning one day...and you won't be able to resist ordering the ever fattening, but ever delicious beignets and a cup of their special Cafe Au Lait.
Cafe du Monde
You will find many different items that will tempt you here. Fruits, vegetables, and all types of spices as well as all assortments of clothes, jewelry...
Even if you are interested in none of the above, you would not be able to resist the famous Praline stores. One bite of Praline will cure anyone's sweet tooth.
They are cheap, but exceptionally slow.
I have worried quite often about whether it will actually be able to successfully take me to my destination, but if you are in New Orleans, why not try something as cool as riding a streetcar?
It is definitely less smelly and faster than the carriage ride.
You will see people juggling torches and knives. You can have your portraits painted or your fortune read.
If you are an antique lover, check out the Royal Street. You will never see so many antique shops in one area. They sell anything and everything although we all know that antiques generally tend to be expensive, I'm sure you might find some bargains somewhere.
This is actually a restaurant. The strange thing about this place is that sometimes you will find it, and sometimes you won't. One day I accidentally stumbled upon it by a mistake and next day I was not able to locate it.
Of course, you can always look it up on the map, but why spoil the adventure?
|Court of Sisters|
You never know what treasures you will find strolling aimlessly in French Quarter.
|Le Petit Theatre|
You will find numerous jazz clubs...and if you can't get inside due to one reason or another, you'll find jazz on the street! You can't ignore the sound of jazz in New Orleans.
So just relax and swing to the spirit of the music.
There's something about jazz that I can't seem to get enough of.
(I'm sure you know what I mean by that...they are the beautifully decorated balconies.
It is said that people of those times displayed wealth in these laces.
Everywhere one looks, there's the nostalgic history.
There's something in the atmosphere.
I still don't know exactly what...
|French Quarter Lace|
I have yet to try it, but someday...
If none of those appeal to you, take a look inside one of the oldest cathedrals in U.S. or browse through the collection of paintings in the museum. Better yet, take a stroll around the parks or cemeteries.
Or perhaps it is the night tours that you crave?
I highly recommend taking a night tour or two. You get a whole new perspective on New Orleans.
|Near Cafe du Monde|
|Famous Marie Laveau's tomb|
|Cemetery near French Quarter|
|Cemetery near French Quarter|
|Street Car is still going and going...|
|French quarter at night|
|Mansion near French Quarter|
There are so many cool signs in French Quarter!
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