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The Hungry Nomad: A photographic tour through the French Quarter (New Orleans)

November 26, 2010

A photographic tour through the French Quarter (New Orleans)

Although mostly known for its rowdy crowds on Bourbon street, the French quarter in New Orleans is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the United States. From the beautiful architecture to art galleries, museums, restaurants, bars and boutique hotels, the French Quarter has something for everyone – no matter what your interest may be.  

From wrought-iron balconies, tall shutters, courtyards, and horse carriages- the French Quarter is uniquely New Orleans. For a day tour of the French Quarter, 1- Start at the French Market located alongside the Mississippi river (the first outdoor produce market in the US. (Make sure to pick up some hot sauce or my personal favorite Tabasco Sauce  2- You will soon smell the scent of beignets from Cafe du Monde.  Stop over for some of their famous sugar coated beignets and chicory laced cafe au lait. I guess it is worth mentioning that while in New Orleans, you should completely put aside any diet or idea of healthy eating and indulge in Southern Cajun food.

3- Listen to some local street musicians on Royal street 4- Visit the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square with its manicured lawns 5- Back on Royal street you can try a little antique shopping and visit some of the art galleries 6- Wonder around the different streets (Pirate's Alley and Pere Antoine's Alley) and make your way over to Bourbon street to see one of the most happening streets in the US. 7- If you are getting hungry check out one of the many amazing restaurants in the Quarter. For more on restaurants check out other postings on French Quarter food. 

Wrought- Iron Balconies

 Palm court dinner and Jazz Club in the French Quarter.
Royal Street

A local family of jazz musicians

Red Beans and Rice a N'awlins Specialty

Horse Carriages in Front of Jackson Square
St. Louis Cathedral
Colorful masks at the French Market

Musicians performing on Royal Street

Jazz along the Mississippi River

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At October 19, 2010 , Blogger Unknown said...

Your words are very charming. I do enjoy reading your blog.

At October 20, 2010 , Blogger Hungry Nomad said...

Thank you sir. Indeed you are too kind.

At October 20, 2010 , Blogger Unknown said...

Iam following you in your journey Princess ;)


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