Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Freshening the French Market

The New Orleans French Market is getting a new face lift. Above, a section of the market is all polished up and ready to be occupied. Then Presto! below the vendors move in and life is restored. The hum and bustle of shoppers trying to find that perfect bargain is restored.

The historic market has its roots in 1791, making it the oldest farmers market in the country -- though you'll find little to eat there. It's mostly just tourist souvenirs, art work and the like.

Now that work is finished on this section, the work moves to the other half of the maket.

--steve buser

11 comments:

Zanabel said...

The before and after pics are like a presto-chango of revitalization. Nice!

Moi said...

so when i come down to new orleans i'll see the face-lifted French market....:)

IamtheMom said...

Sullivan says the first picture looks like the trains at disney world.

Neva said...

This looks very nice and clean!

Susan said...

Hi Steve,
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
This is a wonderful venue you are sharing today. The iron posts trike me as something from Georgian Britain. Very nicely cleaned up indeed.

Sally said...

They look like lovely cast iron pillars.

If you go and have a look here, you can see a wider view of the re-development I featured on my blog today which you commented on:

Sydney Daily Photo Extra

travelphilippines said...

wow thats a pretty old market.

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Marie said...

Oh I was there in 2005. I miss it very much. New Orleans is a great city.

oldmanlincoln said...

Good to see the market is back up and people are shopping and buying. Nice photography.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

lv2scpbk said...

I love how you took that first photo.