Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Orleans: Drive By Shots & Photo Walk


The Garden District is one of the must visit spots in the Big Easy; it has been placed as a National Historic Landmark and one of the best places to see best-preserved southern mansions. Many famous people live here, including Anne Rice. You know how I've been going ga-ga over architectural housing designs lately. So we drove by very very slowly ogling at beautiful houses, daydreaming and forever curious about the interiors.

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Commander Palace is one of the most famous restaurants in NOLA.

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Pretty Victorian

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For Sale.

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Must be an important house, there's a plaque on the fence.

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Plantation shutters

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In my mind, this is the quintessential New Orleans house.

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Squirrel stopped in the middle of the road.

When the drive by DIY tour of the Garden District was completed, we went to meet our friends for lunch at the Riverwalk, a shopping and eating area by the river front. Not wanting to pay so much for parking lots, we drove around looking for metered street parking. We found our spot a few blocks away, giving me the chance to do a photo walk on the way to our lunch.

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We parked at the Peter's Street. I took a photo just in case I forgot where I parked.

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Love the mural.

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Yellow windows

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More yellow windows.

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Across from the Riverwalk Marketplace is the famous Mulate's, one of the restaurants most locals recommend to visitors. Pity we didn't get to eat there.


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30 comments:

Eki said...

Beautiful architectures! How unique do you recon New Orleans's architecture is compared to other cities/places in the US?

Ginnie said...

Now you're making me want to go back, Maria!!!

madretz said...

I love your architecture tours especially in spots I've never seen and may never get to visit.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely city walk! Would love to visit the city some day!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Wonderful captures of that lovely old city! Thanks for the memories! Hope you have a great week!!

Carver said...

Great shots from New Orleans. I love the old houses.

Marcia said...

I've never been there and with your photos my interest is piqued to travel there someday.

Fun60 said...

Love the architecture especially the wrought iron work on that house.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love all the ironwork!

Gary said...

A great city,despite the diaster. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Awesome captures from you city tour. I LOVE the pretty victorian houses!
Have a great week!

Dianne said...

I love those gorgeous New Orleans homes ... So full of character .... wouldn't it be interesting to know the history of them .... who lived there etc etc?

Pietro Brosio said...

Very pleasant walk through New Orleans. Interesting houses!

Al said...

Those are indeed beautiful houses, and perfect examples of New Orleans.

DaPHne LAura said...

Wow excellent photos. Thanks for the drive by (photo) shoot of those lovely New Orleans houses. Great unobstructed view aka wala kasi mga bakod at matataas na pader (there are no tall walls and fences). Hehe

Rajesh said...

Great place with so many beautiful buildings.

Andrea said...

If i am there i will be with you, love taking shots of buildings too! I've always thought of what your profession is or what you're doing there, i just know you take good shots and write well, haha. And I always see your comments in Ferdz' posts.

Andrea said...

P.S. Of all the buildings I love that with vines covering the entire walls. That is so nice if done here, as it cools the walls in the dry months.

don said...

Beautiful architecture! Your walk reward you with several fine shots.

LifeRamblings said...

New Orleans looks like a fascinating place to explore. the old houses are so pretty.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

What a great place for a photo walk, so much character!

bing said...

interesting mural that one is! :)

hello to you, dropping by. :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful pictures from the city of New Orleans. The squirrel picture is too cute.

RedPat said...

What a great tour you gave us! Those building s are incredible.

Marleen said...

Wonderful to see the architecture. Great photo's.

Pat said...

Thanks for the tour! I just love those beautiful old Victorian homes!

Jim said...

It looks like a beautiful place

Lesley said...

I would love to see NOLA for myself, but in the meantime, thank you for this lovely tour. I particularly liked that For Sale sign ;)

Linnea said...

Those are lovely homes. You'd love the houses in Michigan. They have so much charm, especially compared to our boring Californian suburbs!

Toni Tiu said...

It's been awhile since I've visited. :) So happy to be visiting again!

The beautiful homes... do people live in them? Can you enter the homes?