S: New Orleans 2010
FC: BIG EASY TOUR June 2010 Debbie, Zoe, and Dan
1: New Orleans- founded in 1718- and named for Phillip II, Duke of Orleans, the Regent of France at the time. A city rich with history- of Pirates-Voodoo- and even Vampires! Famous for Great food and Music- Laissez les bon temps rouler! | Joan of Arc in the St. Louis Cathedral
2: The Mississippi River- and the Creole Queen | Dan, exiting Pirate Alley | Our very haunted hotel, which served as a hospital during the Civil War.
3: They call him "Touchdown Jesus"
4: There are a million ways to make money in New Orleans without... a Job.
5: Silver-Man and Transformer Man- regard one another. | Turns out this was a mannequin.. but the bucket was real. | I don't know what to say here....
6: Cafe du Monde est. 1862 Starting the day with Cafe au lait and beignets- | Where the magic happens...
8: Bourbon Street
10: Views of the city-
11: Jackson Square To the left, the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed December 20, 1803. To the right the Presbytere- which became a courthouse in 1834- and in the center- St. Louis Cathedral
12: St. Louis Cathedral 1718 Oldest Catholic Cathedral in continual use in the United States.
13: Named for Louis IX, sainted King of France.
17: Bread Pudding At the Red Fish Grill
18: The concert after... the Gay Pride Parade. | Big Daddy
19: The Spotted Cat Music Club- part of the music scene on Frenchman Street- | Debbie and her new friend.
20: The French Market est. 1791 | The oldest public market in the United States.
21: Architectural interest-
23: Jax Brewery
24: Napoleon House Originally this home was built for Napoleon- after he was rescued from exile in St. Helena. Sadly, he died just three days before his loyal followers- the Lafitte brothers among them- were able to rescue him. The muffalettas here are the best in town!
25: Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop 1772 -yes... Lafitte the pirate! It's now a bar- | This house was featured in "Interview with the Vampire"
26: City Sights | Birthplace of Truman Capote.
28: Dinner at Emeril's Delmonico in the Garden District
29: Riding the streetcar back from Emeril's
30: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 1788
32: The Sicilian Memorial in St. Louis No. 1 This memorial was featured in the acid scene for Easy Rider...
34: Musicians Tomb
35: RIP Nicholas Cage EVENTUALLY! "OMNIA AB UNO" All From One
36: Dan knocks three times on the tomb of Marie Laveau (1794-1881), the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
40: Alligator Po'Boy- | Cajun Country- on the road to Mississippi-
44: It was a lovely, unforgettable trip. The company was wonderful-. We were there at a special time. The nation was watching New Orleans because of the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While we were there, oil was still pouring into the Gulf . My favorite times were- riding the street car to the Garden District- goofing around in the pool at the hotel- the terrific walking tours-... and the incredible meals we shared. Dining at Emerils was amazing! What a grand city! Thank you so much for sharing it with me- | zoe