26 October 2012

the big easy

katherine and i went to new orleans a day before our conference started so we would have a little time to explore. i immediately fell for this colorful, lively city that is so unlike any other. we had a fantastic saturday afternoon and evening wandering through the french quarter, taking it all in.

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st. louis cathedral in jackson square, where we sat in the sun and ate poboys
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interior of st. louis cathedral
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art sales in jackson square
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balconies and buggies
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the most famous and delicious beignets
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goods at the flea market
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and gator on a stick at the farmers’ market!
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balconies and shutters decked out for halloween
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really fun shops along royal street
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all kinds of street performers
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we happened to get to see a wedding parade! all the guests waved handkerchiefs behind the band
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and then everyone paused in front of the reception site and danced and cheered
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we took the ferry across the mississippi river and back
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and then strolled down the infamous bourbon street just as things started bumping
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one of my very most favourite things about nola is the gas lamps along the streets
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we stopped at the oldest bar in america for a virgin hurricane by candlelight
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and as we walked back down bourbon street we noticed this down a side road:
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an interesting contrast to the revelry
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such a cool city. i love exploring places i’ve never been.

1 comment :

  1. Loved this post and your pictures. It was a walk down memory lane for me as my first trip to New Orleans was back in June. I posted about it here. If you want to take a peek.
    http://drivingthreeprincegirls.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-orleans.html Looks like you had just as much fun as we did. :)

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