Welcome to New Orleans: Jackson Square in the French Quarter

I was able to take a trip down south for a few days to New Orleans. Took a ton of shots all over the French Quarter and the Garden District, including numerous buildings and two cemeteries. Almost every day I would stop off in Jackson Square as it was always on my way to and from my hotel. Originally named Place d’Armes, it was renamed for Andrew Jackson – hero of the Battle of New Orleans. It is surrounded by numerous artists and musicians, several tours start out here, and overlooks the Mississippi River.

Crooked trees of the bayou area.

Incoming parade from the Square.

The 1850 House through the trees.

The Cathedral through the trees.

At the farside from the river is the St. Louis Cathedral, which is pressed between two identical buildings that house two separate museums: The Cabildo and The Presbytere (aka the Louisiana State Museum).

The riverside gate of the square.

St. Louis Cathedral overlooking the park.

A wide view of the park.

Andrew Jackson astride his steed in the center of it all.

Louisiana State Museum – The Presbytere.

The Cabildo…which looks just like the Louisiana State Museum – The Presbytere.

Ye Olde Cathedral and fountain.

Along the sides of the square are many shops and restaurants, including the 1850 House and the Pontalba Buildings.

Shoppers walking by the 1850 House.

When you see this in a doorway, you eat breakfast there.

A tilted lamppost at the start of Pirate Alley, along the side of St. Louis Cathedral.

French pirates. Be afraid. Be very very afraid.

French pirates. Be afraid. Be very very afraid.

The North corner of the park has a statue by the benches.

The south corner of the park has another statue.

The Square is shut at night, but that doesn’t stop people congregating around it at night, be it for tours or revelry.

The partying never stops in New Orleans and the Square is no exception.

Night time in the square.

Next up: I will continue to post some entries on my trip, but to break it up and not continuously do series as the past few entries have been, I am breaking it up with some Autumnal shots of NYC next week.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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  1. Pingback: New Orleans – Inside the St. Louis Cathedral | Visions of my World

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