Monday, February 29, 2016

The Quiet Side of the French Quarter

Those of us who love New Orleans are familiar with the popular sections of the French Quarter. Bourbon street is renowned for its dazzling neon, and raucous music.  Jackson Square is alive with mule drawn carriages, artists displaying their works, and the beat of local brass bands.  However, there are the quiet, almost unbelievably quiet, residential streets, such as Burgundy Street (above).  The facades of these old houses are plain and not really inviting; but behind these shuttered doors, these homes are warm and filled with light that streams in from courtyards filled with trees and flowers.  When you leave the street and enter, it is definitely a world apart!
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