Friday, October 27, 2017

The Streetcar in New Orleans

To take a streetcar ride through New Orleans' Garden District is to take a step back in time. Right in the middle of a busy, noisy city you will find yourself transported to a leafy, green paradise.

The streetcar clatters and bangs as it rolls down the middle of St. Charles Avenue. Giant oak trees spread their twisting branches over the boulevard, forming an archway, and stately mansions line the street.
    The riders are tourists, people headed for work, and college students going to class. Children lean towards the open windows, feeling the breeze against their faces. An older man talks about Katrina, and two girls dressed in band uniforms giggle.
     For a brief moment, we are a small community traveling through time, in the care of our kindly and watchful conductor.
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