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My New Orleans

MANY OF THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 29, 2005 WHEN HURRICANE KATRINA DESTROYED NEW ORLEANS AS I KNOW IT. Anything after Katrina is marked with the date. THANKFULLY, THE VIEUX CARRE IS STILL MOSTLY INTACT.
In 1718 a Canadian born Frenchman, Sieur de Bienville and the Scottish Minister of Finance for France, John Law chose a location for the French City and named it in honor of the new Regent of France, Duc d'Orleans. The two men used a triangle and T-square to lay out the present-day French Quarter (Vieux Carre' meaning Old Square). The constantly flooding Mississippi River did not prevent Bienville from building a permanent commercial and agricultural center for French Louisiana even though he built it on the highest ground in the area. In hopes of stopping the floodwaters, a small wooden levee was constructed. Many decades later earthen levees and concrete floodwalls were built to replace his wooden levee.

The City of New Orleans is a mixture of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds. It is a city of decadence and devoutness, a city of flesh and faith. Everyone knows about Bourbon Street and its penchant for debauchery and decadence. Therefore, I shall picture many things that the regular tourist does not often get to see. That is why it is called "my New Orleans" as seen through my camera. Under most photos is a "story", so scroll down and enjoy.
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There is history and commentary under each photo SO SCROLL DOWN AND READ UNDER THE PHOTO.
New Orleans House and Courtyard
New Orleans House and Courtyard
Cabildo-St. Louis Cathedral-Museum
Cabildo-St. Louis Cathedral-Museum
St. Louis Cathedral with Steamboat Natchez in Mississippi River
St. Louis Cathedral with Steamboat Natchez in Mississippi River
Jackson Square with St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and Museum
Jackson Square with St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and Museum
Ursuline Convent and Academy_Cupola and Pigeonnier
Ursuline Convent and Academy_Cupola and Pigeonnier
Jackson Square
Jackson Square
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Canal Street - widest street in the world
Canal Street - widest street in the world
National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor_Ursuline Convent
National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor_Ursuline Convent
Stairs in Great Hall at NOMA
Stairs in Great Hall at NOMA
Archbishops celebrate Battle of New Orleans Mass
Archbishops celebrate Battle of New Orleans Mass
Holy Cross School for Boys--One of the Oldest Private  Catholic School for Boys in New Orleans
Holy Cross School for Boys--One of the Oldest Private Catholic School for Boys in New Orleans
Under oaks at Holy Cross School
Under oaks at Holy Cross School
Ancient live oaks at City Park
Ancient live oaks at City Park
Dreary day on Lake Pontchartrain
Dreary day on Lake Pontchartrain
City Park historic carousel
City Park historic carousel
LV_Spiral staircase and skylight at holiday season
LV_Spiral staircase and skylight at holiday season
St. Charles Avenue Streetcars
St. Charles Avenue Streetcars
Nuns on gallery
Nuns on gallery
King Cake_New Orleans tradition
King Cake_New Orleans tradition
Mardi Gras Mask
Mardi Gras Mask
After the Ball
After the Ball
Pitot House_circa 1799_Louisiana Colonial Era
Pitot House_circa 1799_Louisiana Colonial Era
Holy Rosary Rectory-New Orleans
Holy Rosary Rectory-New Orleans
Gondolier
Gondolier
Red Sails in the Sunset
Red Sails in the Sunset
A Bed and Breakfast on General Pershing Street
A Bed and Breakfast on General Pershing Street
Painting at Ursuline
Painting at Ursuline
New Orleans by Day
New Orleans by Day
Canal Street_August 2005
Canal Street_August 2005
New Orleans by Night
New Orleans by Night
August 9
August 9
Street Vendor Under Ancient Live Oak
Street Vendor Under Ancient Live Oak
Swans and five cygnets
Swans and five cygnets
Halloween
Halloween
The Candy Man Along St. Charles Avenue
The Candy Man Along St. Charles Avenue
House on Esplanade Avenue
House on Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans Splendor
New Orleans Splendor
Tally's House
Tally's House
Lindy Cuts Her Birthday Cake
Lindy Cuts Her Birthday Cake
Crescent City Connection Bridge Over Mississippi
Crescent City Connection Bridge Over Mississippi
General Andrew Jackson
General Andrew Jackson
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Academy of the Sacred Heart
A Cottage in Uptown New Orleans
A Cottage in Uptown New Orleans
Toby's Corner at First and Prytania
Toby's Corner at First and Prytania
Charity Hospital in New Orleans
Charity Hospital in New Orleans
St. Charles Avenue at Nashville Avenue
St. Charles Avenue at Nashville Avenue
One of New Orleans' Great Coffees
One of New Orleans' Great Coffees
A Street in the French Quarter
A Street in the French Quarter
Do You See Three Cats Here?
Do You See Three Cats Here?
The 192nd Celebration of the Battle of New Orleans
The 192nd Celebration of the Battle of New Orleans
Northern End of French Quarter Near Esplanade Avenue
Northern End of French Quarter Near Esplanade Avenue
It's Carnival Time
It's Carnival Time
French Quarter
French Quarter
Ursuline Convent - Oldest Staircase in the Mississippi River Valley
Ursuline Convent - Oldest Staircase in the Mississippi River Valley
Old Ursuline Convent -Oldest Building in the Mississippi Valley
Old Ursuline Convent -Oldest Building in the Mississippi Valley
Louisiana - Where Land Meets Water
Louisiana - Where Land Meets Water
St. Clare's Monastery Chapel
St. Clare's Monastery Chapel
The Tomb of Dominique You
The Tomb of Dominique You
Mardi Gras 2008 - House Party
Mardi Gras 2008 - House Party
Creole Cottage in Faubourg Treme' Built in 1842
Creole Cottage in Faubourg Treme' Built in 1842
A Neighborhood Restaurant by the River
A Neighborhood Restaurant by the River
French Quarter at Night
French Quarter at Night
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
Fort Pike - Built in 1819
Fort Pike - Built in 1819
Southern Yatch Club
Southern Yatch Club
Wedding in New Orleans City Park
:: Wedding in New Orleans City Park ::
New Orleans City Park's Wedding  on Stone Bridge
:: New Orleans City Park's Wedding on Stone Bridge ::
Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2008
:: Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2008 ::
Roosevelt Hotel Reopens Four Years After Hurricane Katrina
Roosevelt Hotel Reopens Four Years After Hurricane Katrina
Super Bowl Madness
Super Bowl Madness
Flambeau Carriers Delight the Crowds
Flambeau Carriers Delight the Crowds
New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu - May 3, 2010
New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu - May 3, 2010
New Orleans'Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run
New Orleans'Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run
New Orleans Raised Cottage
New Orleans Raised Cottage
St. Alphonsus-the Church of the Irish
St. Alphonsus-the Church of the Irish
The Good Life in New Orleans
The Good Life in New Orleans
Henry Howard House Inn-A point of Refuge
Henry Howard House Inn-A point of Refuge
Henry Howard House Inn Barely Escapes Fire
Henry Howard House Inn Barely Escapes Fire
Ruins of Church Built in 1901
Ruins of Church Built in 1901
Originally Prytania Street  Presbyterian in Ruins - 110 Year old Building
Originally Prytania Street Presbyterian in Ruins - 110 Year old Building
Leah Chase and Dooky Chase IV
Leah Chase and Dooky Chase IV
Rebirth Brass Band
Rebirth Brass Band
Jackson Barracks As Viewed from the Mississippi River
Jackson Barracks As Viewed from the Mississippi River
Family Time in New Orleans in the Summer
Family Time in New Orleans in the Summer
Archbishop Hannan lies in state at St. Louis Cathedral
Archbishop Hannan lies in state at St. Louis Cathedral
Archbishop Hannan's casket in the Glass Hearse
Archbishop Hannan's casket in the Glass Hearse
Archbishop Philip Hannan's Funeral Cortege on Canal Street
Archbishop Philip Hannan's Funeral Cortege on Canal Street
Rooftops of the Vieux Carre'
Rooftops of the Vieux Carre'
New Orleans Courtyard
New Orleans Courtyard
French Quarter balcony
French Quarter balcony
Domino Sugar Refinery as seen from the Mississippi River
Domino Sugar Refinery as seen from the Mississippi River
Storyville Stompers
Storyville Stompers
New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral
Faubourg Marigny
Faubourg Marigny
Patron Tequila Express
Patron Tequila Express
The Napoleon House Bar
The Napoleon House Bar
Louisiana Crawfish and Shrimp Boil
Louisiana Crawfish and Shrimp Boil
610 Stompers in Action
610 Stompers in Action
New Orleans City Park Sculpture Gardens on a Sunday Afternoon
New Orleans City Park Sculpture Gardens on a Sunday Afternoon
Times Picayune lets go 200 employees and reduces print to three days a week
Times Picayune lets go 200 employees and reduces print to three days a week
Voodoo on the Bayou St. John
Voodoo on the Bayou St. John
Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette Battlefield
Chalmette Battlefield
Silence and beauty
Silence and beauty