River Boats New Orleans

River Boats New Orleans
River Boats New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana: Crescent City

Olean visited again in November 2002 Fefor Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on this beautiful city. Here are some of the experiences we had.

I wanted to do a reconnaissance lap of Nola and Ferry Road. The ferry connects Algiers Point, established in 1718, at the end of Canal Street. Passengers and cyclists free ride, while cars pay only $ 1.00. The ferry leaves every half hour on each side of the river Mississippi.

Leaving the ferry faced garish Harrah's Casino. On the right, the Aquarium of the Americas and Imax theater. On the left is the Riverwalk Shopping Center. Now that the basic orientation is complete, we are committed to being captivated by the spirit of Crescent City.

All the guides say the best guide to the New Orleans district of the 13.5 km long line of St. Charles Street Car, established in 1835. Just inside the door of the hotel was famous tracks. Voila! $ 1.25 per person (exact change only) are mounted in cars very well preserved, circa 1923. Clang, noise, DIN St. Charles Street majestic oaks, past the garden, Emeril's Restaurant, Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park Carrolton moved to the street. We are fortunate to have a motorist who really liked the city and work. His commentary on the environment and the drivers play chicken with the crazy tram made the trip more enjoyable.

The return trip was less eventful. To be oriented towards the streets that radiate from the river (Jackson, Louisiana, Napoleon, Jefferson and Carrollton) conducted a visit to the area easier in the future.

The tram dropped us at Carondelet and Canal Street (Canal Street was originally be a channel. Now the center of the street turns into another tram line, which runs from the river in Park City, near Lake Pontchartrain. Directly in front of Canal Street was the beginning of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

The French Quarter, about 70 blocks, is the heart and soul Nola. Historic, architectural exciting and dynamic French Quarter should be found either on foot or by carriage. It is a motor truck, which also around the region. I visited the place forty years ago with my sister and I could not wait to see if the old haunts were still there. The answer is yes (mostly). Al Hirt died and a statue marking the spot where his horn playing Dixieland tunes.

The best way to see the neighborhood is running with a guide. Most of the beauty in the courts and in the second and third floors of buildings. Certainly play tourist he did exactly that. Bourbon Street is the entertainment center. Nightclubs that attract on the inside with jazz, zydeco, blues live streaming implode your senses. stores toys for adults, striptease clubs, and three for a happy hour to attract travelers to enjoy the prude "pleasures of life." In the street, goes further to the Canal, the quieter it becomes. A block down the river east of the Rue Royale, home to fashion boutiques, art galleries and luxury residences. The center of activity culminating in place of Jackson and the Cathedral of San Luis. Along both sides of the square are local artists, fortune tellers, and street musicians. In view of the crucible of humanity is the Cathedral of San Luis, where are buried within its walls and many dignitaries were walking down the aisle. Accompanying the cathedral are some of the oldest buildings in the city: the first building in the country, government offices at the time colonial French and Spanish, and other historic buildings. Words can not describe the spirit, vitality and cosmopolitan French Quarter.

Departure of the French Quarter, we walked along the edge of the river, past the Aquarium and the Riverwalk. Sold board on the ferry back.

Cemeteries in New Orleans are unique because the bodies are buried at the surface. When he was buried in the soil, if seepage dug a foot, or the hole is filled rapidly with water after being searched. The tour was to begin at 1:30 p.m. We got to take the place about 10 minutes earlier. The tour had already left. Luck was with us, though. On the walk from the ferry, I saw a sign on the bus at Canal Street, "cemeteries." We boarded the bus and after half an hour we were in Greenwood Cemetery at the north end of town. There were other cemeteries, too. After visiting the graves and get a idea of the place, back through the same bus. We went down to the street of the basin, as in the Basin Street Blues. I went to explore the cemetery St. Louis # 1. Unfortunately, time was 3:00 p.m. ET the cemetery had closed its doors. Most of the historic sites of interest near 3:00 p.m. in and around the French Quarter because of fears of vandalism. Key West, Florida, is another place where you can watch the bodies buried in the surface. This is because the island is a rock.

Just north of the French Quarter district Treme. It is the oldest African American neighborhood in the continent, established in early 1700. Right at Basin Street is the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Center and the Louis Armstrong Park and Arco.

I explored more of the French Quarter. I found a few shops and a voodoo museum voodoo. Voodoo is a combination of Catholicism with religious rites, Haitians and Africans. Most people know voodoo spells and place people with dolls and other objects. Religion is much deeper than that. Most what we have heard of Voodoo is a product of the imagination of Hollywood.

He saw the Ursuline Convent, which was built in 1745. According to the convent, the church St. Mary's community house used for the Eucharistic Congress 1938, held at Nola. The guard is integrated with many jewels donated by the people Louisiana. For many years he moved to the vault of the chapel, until the pastor of St. Mary's Church undertaken to provide a permanent home. He is now on display every day on the altar that contains one of the hosts of the Holy Eucharist. A group of faithful watching in prayer, while the Eucharist is on the screen.

The next day I took my trusty bike through Gretna Ferry, another historic River, approximately ½ mile down the road from where we stayed. The ferry crosses the river Jackson Street, just blocks from the Garden District. The Garden District is a neighborhood of mansions in the recovery period of Greek architecture. Many houses have columns in the Ionic, Doric and Corinthian. It was originally an American suburb Nola. Now, like many other neighborhoods, part of the city itself, like Algiers Point on the West Bank and Carrollton. The Garden District has its own Graveyard: Lafayette. The most famous resident the region is Ann Rice, said the author of popular novels vampire. For the street from his house is the house where Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederation died.

While I was riding my cycle through the neighborhood, I saw a group of ladies dressed in fashion come together around a houses. The plaque on the fence, said it was Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The group reminded me of the goodness of Southern women who participate formal events dressed in hats and gloves.

My next destination is the Audubon Zoo. As I walked the neighborhoods at the zoo, about three miles from there, I realized how each region has its own personality.

The zoo is a good place. The Zoological Society has done its utmost to provide the animals an environment where they feel comfortable. His use of thematic sections also offers visitors an education on the lives of animals. For example, the reservoir area has not only alligators, turtles, fish and other aquatic organisms, but also a floating marsh farm, different types of boats swamp and indoor exposure to life underwater. Not the Asia section of Hindu Temples, White Tigers Siberia, Asia lions and other animals indigenous to the region. Jaguar of the Mayan temples and objects as well as the type of animals would be in the rainforest. The zoo is a must in the city.

About the Author

John Pelley is a Geriatric Gypsy.  He is retired from the rat race of working.  He is a  full-time RVer, who ran away from home.  He began our travels on the East Coast and, like the migrating birds, seek the warmth of the seasons  He has discovered volunteering with the National Park System.  He has a CD he has recorded of Native American flute music., A Day with Kokopelli. For pictures, links, and more information visit http://www.jmpelley.org.

A person raft or boat from the Mississippi River north of the Gulf?

My girlfriend and I are thinking of taking a relatively cheap rental a raft or boat or ferry home from Wisconsin to New Orleans and the return flight. We live in Milwaukee, any suggestions?

if you go to Cap'Ten John's Web site, learn everything you need to know about this wonderful trip. several sites http://writing.upenn.edu/projects/mississippi.php http://captainjohn.org/ River Cruising http://www.mississippiriveradventures.com/ http://www.duroboat.com/SmallBoatBigSumme.htm holiday http://cruises.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Cruises_Down_Mississippi_River hope this helps

New Orleans, Louisiana

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