Our second day in New Orleans, we took a good portion of the day to visit and photograph the Garden District. Loved the architecture and even found a chicken living in the front yard of one of the homes.
Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans hosts hundreds of years of history. From the St Louis Cathedral built in 1727 that looks down on the statue of General Andrew Jackson to Pirates Alley, directly behind it to the French Market, just up the street. Musicians and artists call Jackson Square home and put on nearly round the clock shows to delight your senses. Restaurants in the French Quarter are plentiful, but we recommend a certain specific few before heading out to Pat O’Brien’s for a hurricane or to Preservation Hall for classic jazz by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As far as we’re concerned, this is where New Orleans began. It’s all been built and spread out from this central location. New Orleans comes alive in Jackson Square.
Day 2 of our discovering New Orleans we went straight to one of the Crescent City’s oldest attractions, Cafe du Monde. On Decatur, kitty corner to the square, and just down the street from the French Market, we simply had to venture a little further on for more adventure, and find it we did, in the form of the best food in New Orleans – Meals From the Heart!
on our first full day in New Orleans, we visited two plantations on River Road. The St Joseph plantation and the Laura plantation. Then dinner at Mothers of New Orleans and a walk through Bourbon Street where Rob tried Absinthe for the first time.
We drove past this classic fire truck just about every day and finally had to go photograph it. We ended up speaking to the owner who told us more about it’s history and his plans for it. It’s a 1956 Ward LeFrance Pumper (Fire Truck)