Monday, February 4, 2008

We had the best time visiting around and seeing everything there was to see. 4 days was not enough!!!! I guess we'll have to go back. Here are a few snaps from the trip....

Lets start off with one of my favorite places to eat...Waffle House, how can you beat a pecan waffle and sausage!!!! I think we ate there three times!!! If you have never heard of them they are small roadside eateries a kind of greasy spoon...but I love them and they don’t have them out here in he west!!
This is a picture of a paddle wheeler shot from the levee in front of Jackson Square looking towards the Aquarium of the Americas.

It is Mardi gras time and there were hundreds of places that were selling all sorts of masks and beads. All along Canal Street there were lots of people setting up everyday for the parades that come through.

Here is Cissy on top of the Levee with the St Louis Cathedral in the back with Jackson Square in front.

We had this twice at the Cafe du Monde..... Beignets and cafe au lait. Just delicious!!! It was so nice to relax and just sit and watch the people pass while eating these delightful yummies!!!

This is the inside of the Cathedral. It seems a little dark, it really wasn't, my camera is little.

Here is the main altar, just beautiful!!!

Here is the corner of one of the Pontalbo buildings that line both sides of Jackson square. They were built by the Baroness de Pontalbo. Dr. Christina Vella wrote a book called "Intimate Enemies" about the Baroness and how a strong woman can overcome and succeed over a tragic life. It is fascinating and a really good read!!!

I think I will leave off with a shot of the statue of the Maid of Orleans, Jeanne d'Arc. This statue is in front of the French Market and is really dazzling....and dressed in Mardi Gras beads!!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

monique said...

Oh! That Cafe Du Monde pic looks so Yummy!!

Vonna said...

Such lovely pictures! And I'd love to sit down and have a big 'ol plate of beignets too :) So glad you had a great time and arrived home safely!

Kathryn said...

We went to Mardi Gras one year. Stayed at the Royal Sonesta (with a balcony). They put beads to throw on our pillow every morning. This time of year we always think about beignets and king cake. I also have some needlepoint and a couple of cross stitch patterns (Dixie beer anyone?) that I bought from a small store in a Pontalbo building. Maybe next Mardi Gras I will have to think about stitching them up. Glad you had a great time. Waffle House is my mother-in-law's favorite restaurant. Mmmmm, waffles!

Carol R said...

Welcome back. Great photos - looks like you have a good time and those beignets look delicious - a moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips!!

Sue said...

I LOVE Beignets...thanks for the nice pics...they brought back memories from the last time I was there.

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for the pictures! Ever since I was there, more than 10 years ago, I've intended to go back. Still intending to!!

tkdchick said...

great pictures!

Kajsa said...

It looks like you had a really great trip. I would really like to go to New Orlean's eventually. My DH went before Katrina and he really did like it then. But my girlfriend who is from there says it's so different now.