Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Orleans Streetcar by Night - painting by Diane Millsap

Ah, the streetcars of New Orleans, they are a good thing! Back in service since Katrina, you can't find a cheaper, more dependable, more authentic way to get around in the evening!

We stay in the French Quarter, so we can walk a few blocks, wait a few minutes, and the street car comes clattering along, stopping just near the Cafe du Monde. Even if it's hot night, the breeze rushes in through all the open windows. Soon you are crossing Canal Street with all it's hustle and bustle. You feel like you can reach right out and shake hands with people on the street, it's that close! (But please, don't stick your arms out the window!)

You can take a streetcar to shop on the Riverwalk, take in a show at Harrah's Casino, or board an evening paddle boat cruise. And it will get to close to Mulattes' Restaurant for some Cajun cooking and dancing. It will also save you some steps if you're going to an art event on Julia Street in the Art District. Just remember to bring cab fair with you. The cars don't run after 10 PM!
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  1. Well now I can follow your work in two places. This is one of my favourite paintings of yours.

  2. Thanks it was one of those paintings that just flowed.


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