Thursday, March 10, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: The REAL New Orleans
One of my favorite cities to visit is New Orleans. I love the food, the architecture, and the rich history...and yes, even the seediness. It is still so very Tennessee Williams; like Blanche come to life. I have not been since the Katrina disaster, but hope to rectify that in the near future.
Here are a few vintage images:
Oh those yummy beignets!
Fats Domino “Live” in The Big Easy:
Fast forward to 2002: a trip to N.O. would not be complete without visiting its cemeteries.
Jazzfest? What a joke. The real music happens in the French Quarter on the streets and in the clubs.
My fave restaurant in town is Antoine’s; fab service and delicious artery-clogging dining.
Be sure to ask for Chuck (if he’s still there!). He’s a damn good waiter and will take very good care of you.
Across the water is Mardi Gras World, where many of the Parade floats are stored.
Jessica Rabbit looking...well, very busty!
The Fab Four together again:
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