I’ve seen the Mississippi River before in Memphis, TN when I was on tour. It was nice to return to the river in New Orleans, just to the southeast of Jackson Park. You get a nice view of two bridges: the Pontchartrain Expy and the Crescent City Connection (both are numbered the 90). If you are looking for a cheap thrill you can ride the Algiers ferry for free and cross the river. Obviously a group of us did this one afternoon. However, you should be careful walking the boardwalk, especially at night.
The view from near Jackson Square.
A less obstructed view from the boardwalk.
A riverboat for fun and games!
Ye Olde Riverboat.
The boat goes under the bridges.
Inside the waiting room for the Algiers Ferry.
Look out for the cruise ship!
Taking off next to the riverboat. Sadly there was no massive musical number.
Looking back across the river to a second riverboat and the St. Louis Cathedral in the background.
A view of Jackson Square from the river.
The sun starts to set over New Orleans.
Watch the sky change color.
The bridges as we head back from Algiers.
And to close: a fountain along the boardwalk with the river in the background.
Next week: We go inside the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.