New Orleans; Old Town, History and Romance


New Orleans Downtown Skyline
New Orleans Downtown Skyline. Img Via: raydevlinphotography.com

New Orleans has a unique language, the English language with many words absorbed from French, Spanish, and African. Among the communities in the United States (US), New Orleans is the most interesting city with a variety of characters that are not owned by any other city. In New Orleans, life was like straddling two centuries ago, are in the atmosphere of the old French and Spanish. At the same time, there are also modern buildings.

Founded in 1717 by Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, the first settlement was around Bayou (a creek or small bay formed by the bend of the river) Saint John. Construction of the city walks in 1721 with an area of 11 blocks by 6 blocks. The original neighborhood was known by its French speaking population and called the region Vieux Carre or French Quarter (FQ). There is also French Market.

New Orleans Downtown Photo From Above

New Orleans Downtown Photo From Above. Img Via: nola.com

The French Quarter is the heart of the old city of New Orleans. There are found engaging beauty of the past, history, and romance. The streets are not wide, the buildings adjacent to each other and an old building with various roof shapes and latticed iron balconies, and mixing Spanish and French architecture called Creole, derived from the Spanish “criollo“.

New Orleans French Quarter

New Orleans French Quarter

New Orleans French Quarter Street

New Orleans French Quarter Street

The terms are applied to various things such as food, vegetables, architecture, also for the descendants of Spanish or French settlers there. Travelers can explore the area on foot; carriage rides; streetcar ride, which is a single tram through the rail; or trams through the streets.

New Orleans French Quarter Street At Night

New Orleans French Quarter Street At Night. Img Via: thousandwonders.net

The houses in the French Quarter serve as performance venues, restaurants, cafes, bars, lodging, souvenir shops, and other tourist facilities. Many restaurants and hotels have a beautiful patio and cozy as a dining room in the open air. The houses were characterized called the lace balconies, the balcony was given a beautiful iron fence and resemble lace, with intricate designs combine oak leaves and acorns.

New Orleans French Quarter Houses

New Orleans French Quarter Houses

As where sourced jazz, several houses showing traditional music, Dixieland Jazz, one of which was shown at the Maison Bourbon. Children should be watching, no drinks or food for sale at the show. Even on the streets will be easily found jazz player demonstrates his skill.

Other performances on the road is acrobatics, magic, also those who paint all over her body as “white statue” and stand in the way of receiving money from tourists. Of course as a “sculpture” he should refrain from moving. The center of the French Quarter is Jackson Square, along the Mississippi River, a cozy garden that was built in 1721, was first called PlaceĀ d’Armes. The middle part of the park dominated by the statue of General Andrew Jackson on horseback, the work of the famous sculptor, Clark Mills.

New Orleans Street Performances

New Orleans Street Performances

Faced with Jackson Square is the Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in the US, but it is the third church to be established in the region. Near the cathedral there Cabildo building, the old colonial Spanish government is located. There does transfer agreement of the Louisiana colony from Spain to France, and then with the Louisiana Purchase treaty transferred from France to the US.

Louisiana Superdome is a stadium with the large iron dome in the world. Its length is about 680 feet (about 207 meters), the arena floor area of 410 square feet, height 273 feet (about 83 meters) in the middle, or the equivalent of 27 floors of the building, located in downtown New Orleans. The stadium is designed forĀ sporting events, entertainment, cultural events, conventions, and trade shows.

New Orleans Superdome

New Orleans Superdome. Img Via: cleveland.com

The spacious room is furnished with seating, dramatic lighting, and a sound system that could give a good sound accurate to every place, both opera and reportage football game. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the world (about 46 kilometers), which connects New Orleans with areas in the north, is part of the Greater New Orleans Expressway System. This is one of the safest bridge in the world. After passing the bridge along approximately 13 kilometers, then as far as the eye could see, the land has not looked out of sight. That looks just the lake water.

New Orleans Downtown Skyline

New Orleans Downtown Skyline. Img Via: raydevlinphotography.com

New Orleans City Aerial View

New Orleans City Aerial View

New Orleans City At Night

New Orleans City At Night

New Orleans Downtown Aerial View

New Orleans Downtown Aerial View

New Orleans Bridge At Night

New Orleans Bridge At Night. Img Via: tourist-destinations.com

New Orleans City Skyline At Night

New Orleans City Skyline At Night

New Orleans Downtown Photo

New Orleans Downtown Photo. Img Via: hilton.com

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