Saturday, August 7, 2010

More from New Orleans...

Another big highlight from New Orleans was visiting Jackson Square.  This square has been a meeting place and cultural center (originally called the Place d'Armes) since the early 1800's if not earlier.  After the Battle of New Orleans (1814), the square was renamed Jackson Square after general Andrew Jackson.  The center of the square has an impressive equestrian statue of Mr. Jackson.




I just love the look of the St. Louis Cathedral in the back!




There are historic buildings all around Jackson Square in the French Quarter. I absolutely love the architecture!




The streetview looks very similar to what it looked like in the 1940's:




This is the view looking down the street from Jackson Square:


I found this really fun photo of New Orleans in 1939.  This is a group of high school girls getting ready to go to camp!  I love the clothes!!




Hope you are having a great August!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the architecture! Those balconies are just gorgeous. It looks like you having a great time :)

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  2. That's not a place I would have thought to visit, but my grandparents have had it on their wishlist for some time...now I can see why! :D

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  3. I would love to visit there--the architecture is so pretty!

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  4. You made some wonderful photos, I'm enjoying myself with the places you visited. I love, love, love the blue cardigan with embroidered flowers from the previous post.

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