Monday, January 30, 2012

NOLA - New Orleans, Louisiana

I got to spend some time in a great old city.  New Orleans, Louisiana is celebrating it's bicentennial this year.  I think you can see all 200 years in this one photo.  The 200 year old building on the right, 100 year old way back center as the city expanded.  The modern day Mardi Gras beads hanging from the light post, signs and the 2012 security lights.  

I know the sign says 1807, but it was after the war of 1812 that Andrew Jackson took the city from the British.  The actual city is much older than 200 years.
It was founded as a french colony in 1718.

A feast for your eyes and your stomach.

Yes, I did eat all my crawfish etouffee and the onion rings were great too. Oh and don't forget to order the bread pudding for dessert.  I didn't forget.  

I brought home some of these too.  I will share.

I thought about it.  The Hurricane will have to wait until my next trip.  

Getting all artsy on you with some black and whites.  

My favorite lamps in the whole city block.

This looks like it had been locked to that post for a while.  Happy Mardi Gras y'all!  

Next up my architecture tour.  If you like wrought iron this is the city for you.


  1. Cool, I love your photos too. Looks like so much fun Lori!

  2. I want to visit there so much! I love old homes and architecture. I am going to go to downtown Charleston some days while Jemma is at school and just take lots and lots of pictures! That etouffee looks sooooo good! Yum!!! Gas lamps are one of my most favorite things in the world! I love them!!!

  3. You know as soon as I saw this post, I HAD to click over!! LOVE New Orleans...the food, the shopping, the hurricanes...LOL!! I can't wait to see your next post!

  4. WHAT a great post!! I love New Orleans and have seen all these sites! THANK you for the memories!!!

  5. It's 7:45 AM and my mouth is watering for those onion rings!


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