Category Archives: Louisiana

Parting shots: the New Orleans we love!

For those who love to wander, coming home can sometimes be a “downer.”  But what perks us up after a good trip is looking through photos and reliving and re-evaluating what we saw.  Thus it was after a brief but … Continue reading

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Searching for Marie Laveau: St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans

No history of New Orleans, I suppose, would be complete without at least mentioning Marie Laveau, the legendary Voodoo Queen of the city.  So, it only follows that many folks — locals and tourists alike — would want to find her … Continue reading

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Fascinating from any angle: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

As a child, my parents would drive my sisters and me from the little town of Hahnville, Louisiana, to the big city of New Orleans — to see the city, to take a mini-vacation, and even to buy groceries at … Continue reading

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Taking the streetcar to Jacques-Imo’s for Real Nawlins Food

Sometimes there’s a side benefit to foraging for local cuisine, especially if you’re a tourist in New Orleans.  And who doesn’t want Real Nawlins Food?  We sure ’nuff do, so whenever we visit, we duck out of the French Quarter … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans

As iconic as the Café Du Monde in New Orleans is for us and other tourists, it presented something new this trip: a trip to the back of the restaurant to see “how it’s done”!   No visit to NOLA is … Continue reading

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Napoleon House: NOLA history, regional food all on one corner

You might as well not even think about traveling to the New Orleans French Quarter if you’re not going to eat what locals do. And so we heed our own advice: plan your next meal; then tour what’s nearby! Although we’re … Continue reading

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Inside Central Grocery: New Orleans, French Quarter

  If you go to New Orleans on a diet, you’ll miss the best part of the city:  the food!  And what could be more quintessential in the French Quarter than a genuine Sicilian muffuletta from Central Grocery? This tiny, … Continue reading

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Iron works in New Orleans’ French Quarter

It takes maybe oh, um a minute or two at most upon leaving your hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter to realize that ironwork is everywhere. Not just iron.  But works in iron. You know, handcrafted, aged, forged ironwork so … Continue reading

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Old is what you go to see: French Quarter, New Orleans

It’s not that we’re opposed to new.  Levees need repairing.  The Cabildo needs a facelift.  And paint makes old spaces new again. It’s just that we love old.  Timeworn, tattered, peeling paint old.  And where else could we be more … Continue reading

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Men at work: Nawlins, French Quarter

You might think that a city that parties into the wee hours would sleep in, barely seeing morning light.  But that’s not what we found.  In our quest for early, near-dawn French Quarter beignets at the legendary Café du Monde , … Continue reading

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