Category Archives: New Orleans

Scenes from the French Quarter

The French Quarter New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and the city first developed around the French Quarter (also known as the Vieux Carré, as it is the oldest neighborhood in the city). While the city was obviously settled by French immigrants, after the Louisiana purchase Americans immigrated to the […]

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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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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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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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