New Orleans: Walking the French Quarter

While in New Orleans, I spent the majority of my time in the French Quarter. It blends old french styles with contemporary architecture in many ways. There are lattice porches everywhere, brick work, and decorative plants. I stayed in Le Richelieu Hotel, which was just fantastic. It also meant that I was on one end of the French Quarter, but with easy walking access to the rest of it. Here are some of the highlights of my visit:

Welcome to the land of lattice framed porches and bright colors.

Welcome to the land of lattice framed porches and bright colors.

A few blocks away from the hotel is the Old Ursuline Convent. I didn’t get a chance to go in, but I walked by it every day of my visit.

The front garden entrance of the Old Ursuline Convent.

The front garden entrance of the Old Ursuline Convent.

The church next to the Old Ursuline Convent.

The church next to the Old Ursuline Convent.

Here are some of the sights within a few blocks of the hotel:

This might sum up New Orleans succinctly: Beautiful bright colors and a bit of damage.

This might sum up New Orleans succinctly: Beautiful bright colors and a bit of damage.

Bikes on a porch.

Bikes on a porch.

This is a popular fountain head. An example of it can be found in the Met in NYC.

This is a popular fountain head. An example of it can be found in the Met in NYC.

Joan of Arc statue.

Joan of Arc statue.

Double decker porches.

Double decker porches.

Overhanging plants.

Overhanging plants.

The sun plays with the plants.

The sun plays with the plants.

New Orleans loves their fleur de lis.

New Orleans loves their fleur de lis.

Porch garden. So many ferns.

Porch garden. So many ferns.

Here come the mule carts.

Here come the mule carts.

The suspended porch.

The suspended porch.

Now that is a very decorated porch.

Now that is a very decorated porch.

Halloween decoration or permanent?

Halloween decoration or permanent?

There are also a lot of brightly colored residential houses in the areas further from the river.

Brightly colored houses.

Brightly colored houses.

A block of pastel colored houses.

A block of pastel colored houses.

Gotta love the texture of the homes, especially the roofs.

Gotta love the texture of the homes, especially the roofs.

There are also countless bars and restaurants throughout the quarter. Here are some pics of three I visited and enjoyed.

A view from inside the Old Original Coffee Pot.

A view from inside the Old Original Coffee Pot.

A view from outside. See the murals?

A view from outside. See the murals?

The entire backroom of Molly's is painted in mural. This is the ornately decorated entrance to the bathroom.

The entire backroom of Molly’s is painted in mural. This is the ornately decorated entrance to the bathroom.

And we end the tour with a few shots inside Pat O’Brien’s (where of course we all got Hurricanes.

The entrance to Patty O'Brian's: Rifle rafters.

The entrance to Pat O’Brien’s: Rifle rafters.

Show off your german beer mug in Patty O'Brian's.

Show off your german beer mug in Patty O’Brien’s.

A fountain opposite the bar.

A fountain opposite the bar.

Next time: As previously stated, I will be taking the next week off due to the holidays. I’m hopeful that my trip to the mountains will yield some snow shots, or that when I return to NYC it will have some form of snow, but if that doesn’t happen, we will continue with some specific locations in New Orleans (I told you I had a ton of pics from there).

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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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