Thursday, November 29, 2007

The French Quarter of New Orleans is a trip back into the past. One of first built parts of New Orleans, it retains it character and charm through the centuries. The horse and buggy rides not only give a good guided tour of for the riders bring that historical feel to the surroundings.

Here, the buggy on Decatur Street comes up on Jackson Square and is just across the street from the Cafe Du Monde. In the background, the Pontalba Buildings line two sides of the square. The matching red-brick block long 4‑story buildings were built in the 184o. The top stories are the oldest continuously rented apartments in the U.S.

--steve buser


Lagniappe

The Kemah Boardwalk -- its full of buzz and activity. In fact they have adopted the slogan "The Fun Never Stops." Today on Pixel Eyed

9 comments:

Lori said...

So beautiful! I love that street. It looks like the people in the carriage are covered in blankets. It must be cold there?

Gwen said...

Heard of the French Quarter but your photograph does fill in so much of the detail and character. Beautiful photograph of the architecture there.

Ioanna said...

Beautiful photo! Looks like a trip in the past!

Rambling Round said...

Ah, this is the New Orleans I remember from my one trip there...a long time ago! I even rode in a carriage kind of like this.

Lynette said...

How fine it is to see this photo! Hooray for New Orleans, the French Quarter, the carriage rides, and Cafe du Monde.

By the way, it might snow here on Saturday--60% chance. Wonder if the weather folks have it right this time--we'll see.

• Eliane • said...

Ah Café du Monde et ses beignets... Miam!!!
I love the French Quarter. It is such a charming neighborhood.

oldmanlincoln said...

The streets look very nice and decorated. I like them.

Wanda said...

Oh wait....I want a ride!! That looks so fun! Beautiful street!

Moi said...

a charming street scene...reminds me of Savannah!!!