Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ride the muddy Mississippi


Things can get a little busy on the Mississippi River.  Oh, heck,who are we kidding, things can get a lot busy. This is the front of the Canal Street-Algiers ferry heading into downtown New Orleans.  You can see the wake just ahead of the gawkers from a tug boat that just passed with a massive load. 

Straight ahead is the World Trade Center. On the right (in green) is the Aquarium of the Americas and behind that One Canal Place with the Shops on Canal shopping center is located. 

The ferry ride is a great (and cheap) way to get a good look at down town.  Go across to Algiers, take in Mardi Gras World, or just spend some time on the levy. Then ride back.  No car needed.  The top of the ferry is for pedestrians.

--steve buser






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5 comments:

Ms M said...

Looks like a beautiful day on the "ole Mississip"

Boise Diva said...

I'm not used to seeing water so brown...

Hilda said...

Oh goodness, is the water brown a lot of times?

The ferry does sound like a great way to see the city.

Marie said...

This is very very beautiful. A little bit scary too...

Tess said...

Wow! this is awesome! beautiful shot.