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.