February 17, 2015
MARDI GRAS TUESDAY....THE BEAUTY OF NOLA
In honor of Mardi Gras, I simply couldn't let the day pass
without revisiting the beauty of New Orleans!
A cemetery in New Orleans.
If you ever visit this unique city,
be sure to take a stroll through one of the numerous cemeteries!
Burial is above ground due to the sea level.
Yes, Pat Obrien's is famous for their Hurricanes!
We celebrated many, many special occasions here!
New Orleans beauty can be found in the Garden District!
Take a walk down St. Charles and you will be transported back in time
to the most majestic homes you have ever seen!
This is a look very typical of homes down in the French Quarter!
Elegance on St. Charles Avenue!
A recommended hotel down in the Quarter!
A cornrow ironstone fence surrounding on the beautiful plantation like mansions!
This is Fitzgerald's! I just wanted to remember it.
It's no longer in existence, but we had some really good times here!
These homes are magnificent! I had never seen homes so beautifully decorated at Christmas!
Some of these estates displayed a Christmas tree in every window!
One of the garden district homes displaying those lovely old azaleas!
The darling and I had breakfast here one morning on our honeymoon!
You can get an order of red beans and rice anytime of day!
Be sure to try a shrimp po'boy and some bread pudding too!
A landmark down in the Quarter!
My parents lived in New Orleans, as did my sister! Miss Judy is a graduate of LSU and moved to New Orleans after graduation! My family has a long history with New Orleans and it holds a place in our hearts! Daddy did his residency at Charity Hospital in NOLA and this began our love affair! They passed this on to all of us, as children by visiting many times......weekends, holidays and family vacations! Yes, Mardi Gras is a wild celebration, but there is so much more to this unique city! I find it simply magical!