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(2000 & 2010)

Bourbon Street--looking towards the CBD.

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Along Bourbon Street. 

 

Colorful lights on Bourbon Street.

 
  

The vampire hangout on Toulouse Street.

 

A look inside the Jazz Funeral store on Bourbon Street.

 
 The Jazz Funeral sign. 
A carriage stops at the LaLaurie Mansion so the driver can tell the horrible history of the place to his passengers. 
The infamous LaLaurie Mansion--once owned by actor, Nicolas Cage. 
  

The famous and popular karaoke spot on Bourbon Street.

 
Baring breasts for beads. 
Exploring the decadence of Bourbon Street.  (June, 2010) 

 

A little farther along Bourbon Street.

 
 

 

Funny and entertaining, Master Magician "The Great Wilsoni" can be found performing on weekends and holidays at the corner of Royal and St. Peter Street.  For more info on the Great Wilsoni (aka the Balloonatik!) and other performers, visit: 

 

www.sidewalksaints.com

 

e-mail:

balloonatik!@netzero.net

 
Andrew Jackson in front of St. Louis Cathedral. 
  
 

The controversial Robert E Lee Monument in Lee Circle ... as viewed from a passing streetcar.  The Doric column is 60-feet tall topped by a 12-foot statue.  The land the monument sits on was named for Robert E Lee by the New Orleans City Council in 1877 and was dedicated on February 23, 1884.

 
Robyn with the last remaining walls of the old New Orleans Zoo at Audubon Park.  
As our streetcar reached Common and Carondolet Streets, a giant banner said to "Look up!!" and so that is what I did--and this is what I saw:  The Maritime Building--New Orleans first skyscraper.  The Maritime opened its doors in 1893 and is now 105 luxury apartments. 
Robyn enjoying a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's in the piano bar.  It was June 1 and the start of hurricane season--and Pat O'Brien's was celebrating with half-off hurricanes! 

 

The main bar at Pat O'Brien's.

 

A look down Canal Street.

 

 

From 2000: 

The street performer Spiderman with Robyn in Jackson Square in September, 2000.  
 

Robyn having a blast on the St. Charles streetcar.  Vernon is sitting behind her.

 
  
 

Robyn, Vernon and Dad on the St. Charles streetcar on Carrollton Ave.

 
 A St. Charles streetcar on Carrollton Ave near the end of the line. 
 

Carrollton Ave looking towards Lake Ponchartrain.

 
 

Carrollton Ave looking towards the Mississippi River.

 
The Audubon Zoo during the "Zoo to Do" fund raiser. 
 

For me, besides the Quarter, Magazine Street is the most interesting place in New Orleans. 

 

 

Gil Davis outside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (Marie Laveau's burial site) in 2000.

 

 

The Belfort Mansion, 2618 St. Charles Ave in the Garden District, was the filming location for MTV's "Real World" reality TV show in 2000. 

 
 

A view down Bourbon Street not far from the Central Business District.

 
 

The is way down Bourbon Street ... many blocks away from the Central Business District

 
 

Lyle Saxon in his New Orleans books wrote about Gallatin Street ... an alley that was the roughest, most dangerous part of the Quarter--with prostitution, muggings and murders a daily norm.  Paying attention to where Saxon said Gallatin Street was located, I found two little sections of alley (which are now more like walkways)--in my view, this photo and the next appear to be what is left of Gallatin Street.

 
A little bit wider thru-fare which appears to be a remnant of Gallatin Street. 

 

Visit  www.GatesofDixie.com for more pictures, history, stories and information about The Big Easy!

 

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