Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Orleans Garden District

Drove across the Huey P. Long bridge to get to the Garden District of New Orleans. This bridge is a train bridge that also carries a rodeway on both sides for auto traffic.

This section only carries the trains.

Here we are traveling up to the top and the train is at our left.

Below are some of the older homes we drove past on our way to the Garden District.
These are called "Shotgun" homes. These are two family homes, note the two front doors. The home is narrow in design but very long. There were also single family Shotguns.
Found a place to park that didn't have any parking meters, seems that every meter we put money in, didn't work. We started our tour of the Garden District at the Elm Mansion

Joyce asking questions about the area.

Another shot of the mansion Some of the old Mansions along the walking tour.
All the homes are well maintained.
Every home was beautiful in it's own way.
We did see a lot of painting contractors working on various homes.
The Sign gives the history of the next two pictures. Although the home below is extremely beautiful, the unusual thing about it is the morning glory cornstalk cast iron fence as shown below.

Can you see the morning glory?
The corn stalks make up the fence.
More shotgun homes, these are double barrel design.
This single needs a little work!
The next part of our tour took us to the Lafayette Cemetery #1

Some of these small tombs held as many as ten or eleven family members

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