Monday, November 19, 2012


We've been in N'Awlins (New Orleans for those of you outside of Louisiana) for a week seeing the French Quarter and other places. The Quarter is so very unique with it's architecture, I thought you might like to see some of it's a lot of photos to view. Only a few will have captions.

Most of the streets in the Quarter are one-way only. You can see why. PLUS, the city is repaving most of the streets down here to get it all prettied up for the Super Bowl which is going to be held in New Orleans this year. So, besides being crowded and one way, half the streets are blocked off!

Facing west towards the downtown.

Some of the local flavor.

Bubba Gump's restaurant is, naturally, the best kept structure on the block.

We went to Conchno's Butcher for a muffelatta. Look at the size of this sandwich!

A traditional style muffuletta sandwich consists of a muffuletta loaf split horizontally and covered with layers of marinated olive salad, capicola, mortadella, salami, pepperoni, ham, Swiss cheese and provolone. The sandwich is sometimes heated to soften the provolone.[3] Quarter, half, and full-sized muffulettas are sold.

The signature olive salad consists of olives diced with the celery, cauliflower and carrot found in a jar of giardiniera, seasoned with oregano and garlic, covered in olive oil, and allowed to combine for at least 24 hours.

...showing off her new earrings.

The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.

We stayed away from the party street, Bourbon Street....too noisy, too many bums and we've been there before. If you can get a few blocks away from the tourists traps, the Quarter's charm is wonderful to look at and photograph.

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