Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #35: French Quarter, New Orleans


Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana.  January 2014


Overview of French Quarter

The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most of the buildings here date as early as 1803. Some buildings were, however, added in the late 19th century and early 20th century. These buildings that carry historical value have been protected from demolition by the law. This was after 1921. Any renovations done to any of these buildings must be done in accordance to city’s regulations to preserve the historical architectural style. The whole city has been designated as National Historic Landmark in 21st December 1965. According to the 2010 census, there were 549 families residing in this neighborhood.


Top Attractions

Jackson Square
This is one of the top attractions in French Quarter. The square was named after the by then General Andrew Jackson- who later became president. This was after the 1815 battle of New Orleans. The statue of Jackson has been placed in the square.

Bourbon Street
There are many streets in French Quarter but the one that has proved to be popular of all is the bourbon street. The street is a well known tourist site with many drinking establishments.

There are various hotels and restaurants in the neighborhood that visitors can always pop into. These facilities still maintain the ancient history in them.  For a historic ambiance, just visit any of the hotels and restaurants in the French Quarter.

If you are coming from the airport, it is advised that you take a shuttle bus that will get you there directly. Once in the French Quarter, you can rent a bike to ride in the city.


13 comments:

  1. I've heard about Bourbon street before. Such an iconic place, very popular in TV and movies. And, this seems like a lovely place to visit. I had no idea it was such a family friendly place.

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    1. I love Bourbon St. It is very unique.

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  2. Taking a trip to the French Quarter feels like you've left the US. The history, the food, the music and culture is truly a very unique experience. Walking around does not cost you a dime and there is entertainment on every corner.

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    1. Agreed! Thanks for your feedback Allison.

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  3. Thanks Kate. Amazing stuff once again.

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  4. Kate You are a Great Traveler....Keep Enjoying!

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  5. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans. It looks so exotic compared to Texas.

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  6. Good Place. The Jackson Square!

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  7. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans. It looks so exotic compared to Texas.

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