NEW ORLEANS

View of the cathedral from Washington Artillery Park

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL


I travelled to New Orleans in late May of 1999. The first thing I did after checking into my hotel in the French Quarter was take a walk along the bank of the Mississippi River. I visited the French Market, walked by the Cafe du Monde and the Washington Artillery Park, and wound up at the Toulouse Street Wharf.


 

In this picture, a musician serenades the customers at the world-famous Cafe du Monde. Here, they serve beignets, which are liberally covered with powdered sugar.

Jazz at the Cafe du Monde

Cannon at Washington Artillery Park

This picture of a cannon was taken at the Washington Artillery Park. This park commands a spectacular view of the French Quarter. The picture at the top of this page, a view of St. Louis Cathedral from across Jackson Square, was taken from Washington Artillery Park.

This is a picture of the steamboat Natchez, moored at the Toulouse Street Wharf. The Natchez is still in use today for sight-seeing cruises on the Mississippi.

Steamboat Natchez


After dinner that night, I went to listen to some live jazz at the Snug Harbor. Saxophonist Rebecca Barry and her quartet were playing that night. The music was excellent, and made a good ending to a productive day.


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