Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Walking Tour of the French Quarter

St Louis Cathedral-1
St. Louis Cathedral

I started my tour of the French Quarter at Café Du Monde with a café au lait and a beignets.  The beignets are delicious, but c’mon… fried bread in a bag full of powdered sugar?  What’s not to love?  After a healthy breakfast, a started my walk at Washington Artillery Park overlooking Jackson Square and the cathedral in the picture above.

Bridge

Heading south along the Mississippi River, I walked through Woldenberg Park to the southernmost end where I headed northwest along Canal St. for about five blocks.

Ass Beer

From Canal St., I headed northeast along Bourbon Street.  It seems like you can buy almost anything here.  There was one place advertising huge ass beer.  I’ve had beer that tastes like ass before, so I really wasn’t interested in stopping here to get a huge one. 

Not HauntedI continued along Bourbon Street up to Governor Nicholls Street with a few odd turns here and there.  I saw one place for sale that had an unusual selling point in that is specifically was NOT haunted.  I suppose that is kind of fitting for a town known for voodoo and similar superstitions.   

French MarketBy the time I had finished walking around the French Quarter and looking at the stuff for sale at the French Market, it was coming up  on late morning and the town was starting to wake up – crowds were filling the streets and street musicians were setting up on many of the streets that I walked.  I stopped for lunch at the Market Café and had a shrimp Po’ Boy.  It’s a great spot for lunch, with seating right on the sidewalk.

After lunch, I spent a couple of hours at Jackson Square where the street performers were putting on their shows and the artists were selling their art.  It was a good day!

Street View-1
Street View
Beads on the Balcony
Beads on the Balcony
Street View-3
Street View
BridgeBridge over Mississippi Jackson Square map
Jackson Square Map
 Jazz Fountain Jazz Fountain
 Love Locks Love Locks  Riverboat
Riverboat
 Street View-2
Street View
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