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
art sales in jackson square
balconies and buggies
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!
balconies and shutters decked out for halloween
really fun shops along royal street
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all kinds of street performers
we happened to get to see a wedding parade! all the guests waved handkerchiefs behind the band
and then everyone paused in front of the reception site and danced and cheered
we took the ferry across the mississippi river and back
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
we stopped at the oldest bar in america for a virgin hurricane by candlelight
and as we walked back down bourbon street we noticed this down a side road:
an interesting contrast to the revelry

such a cool city. i love exploring places i’ve never been.


  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. Looks like you had just as much fun as we did. :)


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