New Orleans, Louisiana
February 5, 2004 - February 8, 2004
What a great party town! Made it in time for Mardi Gras which was amazing of course. I explored the French Quarter, Garden District, Universities,
Graveyards, Mississippi River, and other areas. The highlight was definitely the Mardi Gras parade and meeting locals at great
local bars. Take a look at the pictures and then read the New Orleans Journal entry.
Farmers Market along the Mississippi
Ack!! Alligator heads!!!
Classic New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans is known for its grave yards. Partly for their style, and partly
because of the mysterious Voodoo practices around them.
The famous New Orleans trolley
This is the South, so cotton was a big money maker back in the days of slavery.
These mansions are left from the cotton plantation days.
Loyola and Tulane Universities are right next to each other
in the University District
And right across the street is a nice public park complete
with public golf course!
But Mardi Gras was starting, so it was down to business...
Some Carnival masks for Mardi Gras
The India House Hostel was better than the motel, but was
what I would
consider a hippy hostel. That means it attracted kind of dirty travelers who were
staying a little too long...