We got to visit with my brother, his wife and daughters but my camera was out of batteries or something. The pictures are really awful. I did get one where I look like an idiot but of course everyone else looks great, so I’ll fall on the sword and put it up. We were in the Mardi Gras World, where you can see the parade floats and learn about the history. They also let you try on costumes and explore all around. Very interesting. The photos on my phone are probably better.
We stopped in at the Quarter Stitch – a New Orleans knit shop – to check things out. I went back another day and picked up a lovely lacy frilly yarn which I’m sure I’ll blog about soon.
We strolled along the French Quarter – you just have to love how old and green this city is.
This is one of my favorite old buildings in New Orleans – the older grey one – doesn’t it look like it has a story or 100 to tell?
The corner of Royal and St. Peter streets in the French Quarter
and old doors – many of which used to be windows because in New Orleans, you don’t go through the front door, but the side.
This is a creole house – converted because the door would have been on the side –
This is a creole kitty
Creole security system – broken beer bottles
We did another walking tour to learn about the history and go through the cemeteries – very fun. I highly recommend the walking tours. It’s such a fun way to get to know a city and its past and hidden stories. Then, it was back onto the streets for more fun … here’s a fun street performance. This guy stayed in that position for SO long … we never saw him come out of it.
And here’s some New Orleans jazz I managed to record after everyone left and I was out and about with work friends.