Saturday, May 7, 2016

- NOLA

Retrospective (6/3/2016)

Patch #128 Bourbon Street beads on a slender patch recalling the narrow entries to the houses in the French Quarter ...



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Our first trip to New Orleans and we lucked out, finding a hotel of 19th-century vintage one block from ...


Doing a quick check on Trip Advisor for nearby restaurants, we found one recommended in this Bon Appetit article 


Hey, you can't argue with 494' away, right? So, two draft IPAs later, we were standing streetside ...


awaiting the arrival of shrimp and pork belly poboys ...


When what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a scrum of young'uns raiding a trash can piled high with boxes and cans. Strange.

It all became clear after dinner, as we saw them once again several blocks away. The boxes were set out for tip money, the cans crushed and attached to shoes, the better to tap dance ...


And yes, we threw bills in the boxes. Contributing to the delinquency of minors, no doubt.

Bourbon Street is, well ...


ummm, how to put this? Exciting? Yes. Colorful? Assuredly. At first I was quite taken with it, much to Don's surprise.

But it had a certain air of, je ne sais quoi ... mal odeur? And once whiffed, it became impossible to ignore. Words churned through my brain ... foetid, noisome, redolent ... urg. We finally escaped it as we slipped down Ursuline ...


past the French Market ...


then back up Barrack ...


to Dauphine ...


and thence to our home away from home ... 



Ahhhh ...


4 comments:

Mo Crow said...

Laissez les bons temps rouler.

Liz Ackert said...

A quote hanging in our rooms:

"Music is what feelings sound like"

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

wow, new orleans, looks like fun, especially the tap-dancing and live music! (even if the smells are distracting.....)

Liz Ackert said...

Ha! I'm such a priss ... in any case, Bourbon is but one of many streets. Heading to Royal next in hopes of gallery hopping.