Snowy Range Pass

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Monday, March 26, 2018

New Orleans Garden District

4 Feb 2018

Our last day in New Orleans was spent touring the Garden District. This area is well known for its 19th century homes and gardens.  It was originally part of the Livaudals Plantation. In 1852 it was annexed by the City of New Orleans.  Our first stop was the Lafayette Cemetery No.1 founded in 1833. It is a famous and frankly a bit spooky place.  Being in an area that has had numerous floods since 1833, some plots show the wear and tear.

Many of the Garden homes are in wonderful condition.  Strolling the streets, one can imagine what life here was like in times gone by.

We were surprised to find out that there was a parade preparing to start as we walked along. It turned out that is was one of the better ones we had seen.  Most of the spectators with small kids arrived carrying a ladder arrangement I have not seen before.  It gave the kids a great view of the parade.


our awesome travels said...

Loved the garden district there, some amazing old homes, and that cemetery is kinda spooky.
So many wonderful parades in that area as well we have enjoyed quite a few . Love your pictures brings back memories.

Jim and Sandie said...

We have never spent any time in New Orleans. So it's fun seeing your pictures. Good to know about the eye drops. I'll be sure to ask when we go to get Jim's.

Sherry said...

I would think a cemetery with only above ground tombs which because of the weather would be covered in moss, algae and mildew would definitely look and feel scary just like your pictures show. Beautiful pictures of the homes in the Garden District. Love the fence with the beads. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a post about New Orleans without a parade whether it was Mardi Gras or not.

Happytrails said...

What beautiful homes!! The Garden District is a must!
You’ve given us so many great ideas of what to see and do when we make our trip to NOL in the coming months!!

where's weaver said...

Beautiful header photo. We love the Garden District! The houses and yards are gorgeous. The park area is wonderful.

Erin Erkun said...

Remember finding a walking tour of the Garden District and doing that when we visited. It was a nice way to see some of the houses and learn a bit about the history of each. And since it was DIY, we could stop and go as we wished. Interesting concept to bring ladders for the kids to watch the parade.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

You never know what will come down the street in New Orleans. We got caught in the middle of a dancing wedding procession once, it was really fun!