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232-Cemetery – New Orleans

Since New Orleans is below sea level and because the city was built on swampland, burying people in the ground is not a good idea. They can pop up when there is a good rain or when the voodoo is [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

231-Marie Laveau – New Orleans

Marie Laveau was the voodoo queen of New Orleans in the late 1800s. She is supposed to have been born in the French Quarter in 1801. She was the daughter of a white planter and a free Creole of Color [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

230-Ships – New Orleans

For some reason I have a fascination for large sea-going ships. I think it’s from the freedom they have to traverse the oceans of the world and end up where ever they wish and because I like Otis Redding. One [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

229-Painted Ladies – New Orleans

It wouldn’t be New Orleans without the freedom of artistic expression when it comes to painting your house. I used to live in Irvine, CA where as a homeowner you had four choices of paint color for your house – [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

228-River Time – New Orleans

There were times during my New Orleans stay when I needed to get away from the stress of the day and re-ground myself. I would drive to Audubon Park and sit on an uncomfortable bench next to the river and [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

227-Street Car – New Orleans

The New Orleans street cars are finally back in operation along St. Charles Avenue more than two and a half years after hurricane Katrina. I was excited to see them back in operation. So, on my first day in the [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans

226-St Charles – New Orleans

One of the many things that make New Orleans a unique city is the collection of mansions along St. Charles Ave. These stately homes housed the movers and shakers of early New Orleans – and still do. This is old [...]

March 15, 2010 New Orleans