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Re: New Orleans!!!


Date: Sat Mar 08 2003 - 15:30:56 PST

Gelatin, that's "Beignets" and Chicory Coffee at the Cafe du Monde. I just
love the Beignets! The Quarter is the place to really see the culture and
some history! I have to agree on much of what you said. The streetcar and
St. Charles Ave. (Loyola is on St. Charles) is priceless! Jazz music is
everywhere in the Quarter and all kinds of odd mementos are purchasable.
Antiques shops also abound the Quarter. Again, watch your purse, but the
atmosphere is priceless. "Pat O'Briens Bar" is the place to sit in the
courtyard and get a "Hurricane" mixed drink. Central Grocery (by the French
Market) makes a great Muffaletta sandwich, also. St. Louis Cathedral is
great to see, also. Catholic churches are everywhere in New Orleans, and
they used to be open at odd hours for people to light a candle and offer a
prayer. Today, violence may have shut the churches down at certain hours.
The architecture is phenomenal in the Garden District and you won't believe
the variation of styles from various periods in art history!

I have forgotten allot of hot spots, because I have lived here for 20 years,
but what I remember is great!

Idus in southern Mississippi

----- Original Message -----
From: jlb <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: New Orleans!!!

> wrote:, about any art venues I mustn't miss.
> >
> > Susan in OR
> Hi Susan,
> I have a daughter in N'orleens. We went down there last week.
> Be prepared for cool weather. Even though the temp. up here and in the
news says the weather is great, take some warm clothes with you.
> We just froze!
> the Artsy district in N'orleens is on Magazine St. There are lots of funky
galleries and some really great high class galleries there. Also antiques
and curiosity
> shops.
> Be mindful of your purse and personal belongings in that territory though.
> If you're interested in jazz, the famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays
in the French Quarter. Gotta get there early, though, the place is really
> There is super music nightly anywhere in the Quarter as well as excellent
> Try to get to the Garden District with it's historic homes and history.
It's fun to do via horse and buggy. You can also access by streetcar. This
is fun too. They
> run often and take you almost anywhere you want to go cheaply. The Natches
Paddlewheel boat ride gives a lot of historical tours. don't miss the French
Market and
> the Farmer's market, drink chicory coffee and eat Binyet's ( sp?) the
graveyards are another whole history lesson, but don't go there at twilight
or late in the
> day. There are some really interesting epitaph's on those ornate grave
markers. Another thing to do is a Swamp Tour. The "swamp rats" are excellent
> uproariously funny.
> I could go on forever,
> Have fun,
> Gelatin
> ---