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Recommendations for New Orleans

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Kmac76, Jun 10, 2019 at 9:57 PM.

  1. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Kevin
    Good evening - I am on a last minute flight to New Orleans for a conference - and I believe I will have some time to get out for some photo ops - Looking for ideas or thoughts on some "can't miss" places or things to see during the week...Thanks in advance for any ideas.
     
  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I was there for a conference at the end of last October. I only had late afternoons and evenings and was staying down in the French Quarter. A lot of course depends on what you like to see. Bourbon street is like a giant street party - not really my thing but certainly a site to see. I found it more interesting and a lot calmer east of there, e.g. Royal has a lot of small shops and such. There is a really nice walk along the Mississippi river, where you'll also find a steamboat that periodically plays a calliope. Moving further north, Jackson Square is worth checking out, though by the time I got there it was fairly dark but it is a very scenic area for picture taking if you can get there before dark. We also spent a nice evening in a few jazz clubs a little north and east of there around the Frenchmen Street area.

    I did not have a lot of excess time due to the conference I was attending, so I only was able to visit these few areas. There is a lot to do and see even just in the French Quarter, and I was without a car and so did not get beyond that area. It is interesting to just walk around as the architecture and look-and-feel of the place is quite out of the ordinary.
     
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  3. Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    For some very unusual new Orleans images, try the French Quarter right after dawn. It has a particularly sleepy ambiance at that time and the iron railings make some wonderful shadow patterns. People washing sidewalks, delivery vans and the residue of last night's frolickers edging their way home...
     
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

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    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I think that's generally true for every city: there's quite a different atmosphere in the early mornings, in the vein of what you describe.
     
  5. Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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  6. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    New Jersey
    Kevin
    The museum is on my list for tomorrow- I’ve heard it’s awesome.
     
  7. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    New Jersey
    Kevin
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    Some mixed shots from my first couple of days... NOLA is interesting, to say the least.
     
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  8. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    That last one speaks volumes.
     
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