Wednesday, December 26, 2018

NOLA: Exploring the French Quarter

There is so much to see in the French Quarter of New Orleans. One of our favorite ways of getting to know a city is to simply walk it's streets with no set destination in mind. Here are some places we visited during our explorations of the French Quarter.

St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the USA. The first church on this site was built in 1718, and it's been rebuilt, added to, and expanded over the centuries. The St. Louis cathedral is located right on Jackson square - the center of the French quarter.

Photographed above is the infamous home of Delphine LaLaurie. It's dark past has given this home a bad reputation - it's rumored to be cursed and haunted. In addition to seeing these infamous streets during the day, we participated in a Ghost Tour in the evening. Ghost Tours are usually a little cheesy and fun, but with the right guide, they can also be a great way to learn more of the history of a place.

You can't go to New Orleans without taking in some live music! In the evening, we would find ourselves drawn to bars with talented bands.

New Orleans celebrates it's Voodoo culture, and there are a few shops that emphasize this.

One of my favorite things about walking through New Orleans was just taking in all of the old and beautiful architecture. It really does feel like a place outside of America.

It's no secret we're kinda dark tourists - and so of course we couldn't resist spending a few hours at the Museum of Death. This is not a museum for the faint of heart, though if you have any morbid curiosity, it's a great stop for you.

Jackson Square is a park in the center of the French Quarter. All along the perimeter, you'll find artists selling their work. 

Thinking of booking a trip? Try airbnb for local digs at a lower cost.


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