Friday, August 15, 2008

Treasure at the end of Canal Street

This is Canal Street from up on high at its "foot" at the Mississippi River. Most visitors only get to see the downtown part of the street, but it leads from the River out toward Lake Ponchartrain. The Street Car ride is a fun adventure. It ends in the Cemetaries area. ( see Top 12 Things to Do in New Orleans on the left column for details)

That area of the city is also where City Park is -- a real urban treat that was beaten down by Hurricane Katrina but is rising back. I remember it as a child as a place of wonderment and fun. Climbing on Live Oak trees that have bent to the ground, making them accessible to little feet.

There is the amusement park with the famous carousel, the bayous with all the wildlife (ducks, geese, swans ibis, herons, racoons and more), the grecian play spaces and Story Land. Some areas are still under repair, but it is a full day of family fun.

--steve buser

10 comments:

Columbo said...

Good shot and commentary. Looking forward to another street car ride and this time maybe the cemeteries.

Laurie said...

I've got to get back to New Orleans. I haven't seen it since Katrina and I've been afraid of what I'd find. I'm so glad to know the park is coming back to life.

Wonderful post today, Steve. I love all the links and this image is dizzyingly great!

Sharon said...

Great birds eye view.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This is quite beautiful and startling to me. I just didn't think New Orleans had tall buildings. I don't know why.

Brookville Daily Photo

Jon said...

Steve,
As usual, another great shot and post. I always get a lift dropping by your blog...and this photo is "way up there" for sure.

Jon at Mississippi Garden blog on 8-15-08

Jules said...

Crickey Steve - did you take that while you were cleaning windows - gives me vertigo just looking at the angle!!!!

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
Re your comment Chez Louis, "Louis" hopes your shoulder socket recovers quickly! ;-) hehehe

Boise Diva said...

Wow - what floor is that! You're a good tour guide, too.

Ted and Lori said...

The last time we were in New Orleans, we stayed at a place on Canal St. and drove all the way down the next day. This was the first New Year's after Katrina--a heartbreaking trip. So glad to hear that so many of these places are rising up.