The Big Easy

Last weekend my husband and I took a little trip to New Orleans.  It was my first visit there, and I must confess that I was very impressed!  We only ventured out into the French Quarter, but it reminded me so much of Europe that I was in heaven!

We stayed at the Hotel Monteleone, a very cute place:


It's just a block or two off of Bourbon Street, which I tired of relatively quickly!


So after that we stuck to the side streets of the French Quarter, where I found lots of pretty and interesting things…







Cool old hitching posts . . .


. . . for these guys!  There were horse-drawn carriages everywhere!





I loved this mannequin in a shop window:


And this window was full of pots and pans–funny!


On Sunday morning we got coffee and beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde:


And then we explored Jackson Square.  This is the St. Louis Cathedral:








All in all, we had a really good time.  So despite all the bad press, I highly recommend visiting the French Quarter if you get the chance!

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