Often times the historic charms of NOLA are the subject of art from paintings to literature, this city seems to inspire the artist. This horse head hitching post was not only the subject, but the canvas. The bright vibrant colors add a touch of artistic flare to the New Orleans character.
Antoine’s is the oldest run family restaurant in the nation, and is celebrating their 175th anniversary. Opened 1840 the Restaurant has become a staple for many of our oldest Mardi Gras Krewes as they celebrate the new carnival season. With such a rich Mardi Gras history Antoine’s has named their dining rooms after the krewes, and house royal memorabilia like a museum dedicated to the traditions that make New Orleans’ carnival time so rich.
Sitting like a Chateau deep among its garden greenery you can find the Conservatory at the botanical gardens in City Park. Even with the vibrant flowers out of bloom. the garden’s paths lined with the lush green foliage shows the garden always makes for a wonderful day.
At a time in this city’s long history crossing the mighty Mississippi River wasn’t the mundane task of driving across a bridge, it required the age old tradition of a ferry. The New Orleans ferry still connects the east and west banks of the city at various points.
During the late 1700’s during a time when our city was transformed from French to Spanish, one of the streets we now know as Gov. Nichols was originally Rue de l’Hopital which translates to Calle del Hospital. The name was given to the unnamed street as a way to signify the location of the King’s Hospital.
Built in 1798, the courtyard at 541 Royal which faces Toulouse has long been a favorite for artist and tourist. With its Old New Orleans styling and its gates guarded by the carved stone lions, in a city filled with unique courtyards this one seems to stand out among some of the best.
The sculpture garden at NOMA in City Park is one the most untapped resources of art culture in New Orleans. Being a nontraditional museum, on a beautiful day like we had this weekend getting a chance to walk amongst natural and artistic beauty is something we enjoy.
From remnants of the Roman empire to Napoleon’s Paris commemorative Arches can be found all over the world. Located in the Ninth Ward you can find NOLA’s very own arch dedicated to the soldiers who lost there lives in the great war WWI. Erected in 1919 by the citizens of the neighbor hood to commemorate the victory of right over might, the arch was relocated in 1951 to its current location on Burgundy where it has become almost forgotten over time.
Along City Park’s ancient bayou the splendor of NOLA’s natural beauty can truly be appreciated. The bayou is a haven from the city for a plethora of wildlife. For nature lovers it is a great place to just relax and take in the peaceful surroundings.