We had a nice night and ate at one of the local restaurants. Next morning, we decided to tour the French Quarter and see some of the local sights. Along the way, we would get some lunch and later beignets .
we head east into Mississippi and to the start of the Natchez
The photos below are what we saw.
are one of the most enduring icons of NOLA. Cemetery #1 was
on our walking path to the French Quarter, so we stopped in for a
look. Some of the monuments were in better shape than
others. At various places in town, we saw solicitation for
money to help preserve the cemeteries.
were all manner of crypts from the plain to the gaudy.
you can see in the sign, this cemetery was the first one
monument was big and totally out of context.
weather had eroded many of the inscriptions so they were not
crypts had bronze plaques identifying their contents.
iron work is original.
of the crypts had their identification plaques replaced as part of
the restoration effort.
the cemetery, we headed into the FQ.
of the FQ is devoted to providing food and liquor to
tourists. But, some of the buildings actually had living
portion of the city is quite old as the sign above shows.
is the FQ police department facility.
the street was the Louisiana Supreme Court building.
spotted this signed painting in an antique shop window. If
my memory serves me, this is from a Pink Floyd album jacket.
interesting sign on Royal Street.
we were looking at the NOLA-PD building, several cops came riding
by on their Segways, but I could not get a photo because they were
Supreme Court building had a nice marble facade.
of the buildings had intricate iron work that was original.
railings were particularly intricate.
were plenty of interesting shops on some of the side streets.
went to Jackson Park to see what was there and to get a carriage
statue was in good shape and free of bird droppings.
brewery, one of the icons of NOLA.
took a carriage ride to allow us to see a bigger portion of the FQ
than was possible via foot.
passed the famous Cafe Du Monde.
early casualty of the festivities. Actually, I think this
fellow is a local based on his dress. It was possible he was
suffering from a medical emergency, but we did not stop to
check. Since he chose a doorway in a shaded area, we assumed
that this was a place of his choosing.
the way back to the RV park, we passed this
sego palm in bloom. We have this type of palm in our front
yard, but none of them have bloomed yet.
NOLA is always a good time once you get past the sleeze factor. There are plenty of good restaurants and bars in the French Quarter and plenty of interesting people to see. From NOLA, we headed east into Mississippi to start the Natchez Trace trail.
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