Victoria's Vieux Carré

An eclectic site for Blues, Voodoo,
Mardi Gras & New Orleans,
Southern Genealogy, Archaeology, and Multimedia

For those who don't speak French or who have never been to New Orleans, "Vieux Carré" refers to The French Quarter in New Orleans. Its literal translation is "the old (street) square." There's a lot to choose from here, so enjoy your stay, and above all "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!"

If y'all are wandering down Bourbon Street and looking to connect to Blues sites on the Web, this is the place--just click on Gateway to the Blues. Although this page is still under construction, there are extensive links to blues artists' pages, clubs, societies, recording labels, and even a section devoted to Canadian blues. Some sites include both blues AND jazz. If you'd like to add your own blues link, just let me know.


Plans for the future include a section for local blues bands to post their info and scheduled gigs, plus a comprehensive calendar of Blues events for the U.S. and Canada.

Or maybe you're in the mood to explore the darker side of the Luzianna swampland. In dat case, click on VOODOO! and see what spells you can find.

Mardi Gras Poster Planning your trip to Mardi Gras (it's NEVER too early) or want to know more about New Orleans? Click on Mardi Gras. You'll find everything from Party ON! for Mardi Gras planning (be sure to get the Hurricane recipe!) to information and background on New Orleans and Louisiana culture. There are even a few links to the occult in and around N'awlins.

© Mardi Gras poster courtesy of Cheryl Boswell.

Just finished breakfast at Brennan's and want to explore other kinds of Southern roots?
Visit Victoria's Vade Mecum For Genealogy for a multitude of links to everything from the USGenWeb Project to people and place locators, maps, history, Civil War sites and images, cemeteries, and more.

Or take a look at Archaeology. There's lots there to choose from: Prehistoric and Native American, Maya/Inca/Aztec, U.S. Colonial archaeology, the famous "Ice Man" found in the Alps, Egyptology, Underwater "treasure" hunts, stone tools, and much more. You may be surprised at what you find. Victoria's Trowel

Been over to Jackson Square and thinking multimedia? Try these:

  • Pathways - Cheryl Boswell's page with wonderful links to graphics, midi music, and just plain delightful to visit.
  • Ender Design: Realm Graphics - A great resource for HTML graphics.
  • Alchemy Mindworks Inc. - the shareware Wizards of graphics programs. If you're doing a Web page, you may want to try out their GIF89a Construction Set which will allow you to create your own animated GIFs.

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Last revised 12 September 1998.

The Mardi Gras images at this site are copyrighted by Cheryl Boswell and are used with permission. They are for personal use only and may not be altered, converted nor uploaded to any electronic system or BBS, nor included in any compact disk collection of any type without express written permission of the artist.