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New Orleans Garden District

New Orleans’ Garden District After a nice lunch at Commander’s Palace and a quick stroll through the eerie cemetery, we spent the day strolling among the grand mansions of the Garden District. It felt a little paparazzi-esque to pour over the guidebook and try to pinpoint all the historic houses – in fact, I quickly gave up among the humidity […]

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[…] and I snapped way too many photos trying to capture all the colorful shutter doors. Compared to the Garden District, the houses are definitely older and have a slight air of neglect, but I don’t mean this in a […]

Ray LaskowitzAugust 3, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Oh my, you got a picture of my house… the white house at the bottom. It’s not as much of a mansion as you think. The original builders added those huge columns to make the house look grander than it was. That was in 1854.

The pink and gray house that you like is one of Anne Rice’s old houses. She hasn’t owned it in years and it has been converted to a sort of special events location for weddings and such.

Sandra Bullock hasn’t been in her house since forever. Nor have Jay Z and Beyonce, who own a house sort of at the end of one of our dog walking routes.

We aren’t the city’s wealthiest. In fact, a lot of the old line blue bloods on our street can barely afford the upkeep.

A New Orleans Cemetery

New Orleans is morbidly known for its cemeteries, as the cities’ dead are located in above ground tombs. Each cemetery ground feels like a city – the rusty iron gates, sun bleached tombs and crosses jutting from the ground all lend a spooky effect. It’s recommended that you visit some cemeteries as part of a tour, […]

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Jade MarieJune 17, 2014 - 2:58 am

New Orleans looks hauntingly beautiful, the cemetery is so amazing!

KaitlynJune 21, 2014 - 11:56 am

That’s really interesting! Never knew that about New Orleans cemeteries.

SherJuly 1, 2014 - 6:16 pm

It is! You should definitely visit someday if you get the chance :) thanks for stopping by!

SherJuly 1, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Glad you liked the post. Thanks for stopping by Kaitlyn!

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Commander’s Palace, New Orleans

Our first stop in New Orleans was lunch at Commander’s Palace. Probably the most famous restaurant in the city, Commander’s Palace was established in 1880 and is highly regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area (it boasts several illustrious alumni including Paul Prudhomme and Emril Lagasse). Located in uptown New Orleans’ Garden District, Commander’s Palace is […]

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A New Orleans CemeteryJune 30, 2018 - 7:07 am

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Fushimi Inari Shrine

The vermilion tori tunnel gates of Fushimi Inari are one of the most frequently photographed sites of Kyoto and make for a hauntingly beautiful path of orange and black. Fushimi Inari shrine sits at the base of a mountain 223 meters above sea level, and the winding tori gates straddle a meandering upward path that takes approximately 2 to […]

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FloortjeMay 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

great photos dear! Looks like an amazing time!!
Wish you a huge weekend!

XX

http://floortjeloves.com

SherJune 3, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Thanks for stopping by Floortje :)

KatieJune 4, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Great pics and tips! Are the fortune cookies better than the american chinese ones?? :)

barJune 5, 2014 - 2:33 pm

amazing!

Amy | Club NarwhalJune 8, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Sher, this place looks magical! I love everything about it (and you’re making me want to pack my bags for Japan ASAP :)

SherJune 9, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Thanks Amy! :) If you ever get the chance to go, you should! I had a great time in Kyoto

SherJune 9, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Thanks!

SherJune 9, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Ha not sure, I didn’t end up trying one!

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Donating a Torii Gate at Fushimi Inari

Behind Fushimi Inari shrine’s main grounds lies the entrance to the torii gate covered hiking trail. Have you ever wondered what the bright orange gates symbolize? Inari, the Shinto god to whom the site is dedicated, is the patron of business as well as the god of rice. Traditionally worshiped by Japanese merchants and manufacturers, Inari has dozens […]

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ShannonMarch 24, 2016 - 2:40 pm

Beautiful photos! I love all of the red color – so bold!

Thanks for sharing!

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