Visiting the French Quarter

French Quarter Vacation


Have you been to New Orleans? If so, you have probably heard a lot of talk about the cotton fields and Mardi Gras parades. If not, you should know that those things don’t really matter very much. What matters in New Orleans is the food.

The French Quarter is a little area in the city that has become sort of an iconic part of it. The Quarter is sort of an old town that has sort of an old southern feel to it. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it is sort of spooky. Murals and statues are up around the area and it is sort of reminds me of the era of the French.

If you get to the Quarter, you should go to the French Basilica. The basilica is huge and it is in the middle of the Quarter. It’s very colorful and has a feeling of sanctity about it. There are all kinds of things about the basilica to enjoy.

Most of the buildings in the French Quarter are Preservation Reserves. This means that they were built in the period between 1860 and 1894. If you look at a building, it appears to be what’s called an Italianate style. It’s a little Gothic and the cupola is ornate.

I like how the Mansion House is on the second floor. It’s an examples of an old southern mansion.  With beautiful trees lining the driveway, it took the expert advice of an arborist expert witness to tell me they were weeping willows. The Architect came from Ireland and had to learn Italian because he was born in America.

The house is divided into two stories. The staircase in the second story is an example of what was called the Grecian Villa. This was a typical old style southern Italian villa with large expenditure accounts.

At the entryway to the second story, there’s a wooden door that is labeled “A Pair of Dances.” There are two dancers in this doorway. One is married with children, the other is alone. They are united in their desire to dance.

Look closely for the spiral arms that ornament the cornice above the doorway. The style of this roof is reminiscent of the Gothic churches of Europe.

The Mardi Gras Gumbo is another tradition that you might not know about. During the next few days of Carnival, the streets of New Orleans and the central city turn into one enormous party. When that happens, the stores, cafes, and restaurants open even wider to accommodate the crowd.

To satisfy everyone’s needs, restaurants, cafes, and bars are willing to serve massive portions of specialties. This helps the crowds to enjoy the city in a different way. Instead of simply showing up on the day of the carnival, they have a permanent residence right in the city, making visits recurring yearly.

To ensure safety for the tourists intending to remain for long, there are lots of travel safety tips intended to limit the number of revellers in a certain area. The Following From Rumi Site especially offers valuable information. It’s also a good idea not to stand in a doorway, because there are sometimes boxes placed underfoot to apprehended intruders.

Remember this important detail. There are often mushrooms growing on the structure that invaders could hide behind during the celebrations. As a surefire 69 repellant, it would be a good idea to examine the mushrooms before opening the door.

It is important to begin early because the later the better time to go is. Because the early goers won’t be gone for long, you may find them clambering up the doorways and through windows. They could be trying to avoid sunlight and therefore your headlights will aggravate them.

Sunscreen or spray in the concentration point can protect you and your family from getting burned.

Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Switch off appliances in the evening to conserve energy. Use the condiments sold along with your food, because catering in New Orleans is often served in plastic cups.

Wherever you plan to stay make sure the place is mosquito proofed.

Don’t walk in the street after dark. Rather, stay in populated areas. Don’t trust taxis alone, be safe with your hotel shuttle service, and above all, use common sense.

reefs protect the coast of New Orleans much like coral reefs protect the hull of a ship. The water is a deep blue and the limestone is Tecara Rock; this is what much of the city is built upon. Don’t go swimming off the rocks!

Make sure your hotel has reliable bus services and park services. Ask the front desk if availabilities are 24 hours a day.

The Use of sun screen, when not sunscreen, is very important. If you don’t use sun screen, you run the risk of skin cancer. Use maximum sun protection and be sure to apply it every time you come out of the water.