As we say a ‘goodbye’ to New Orleans, we realise the sobriquet of ‘The Big Easy’ may be appropriate for some but we’ve walked 10k steps a day in roasting heat for three days! Phew!
However, what fun! Tonight’s music was the cacophony of all musical genres merging into one as we walked along Bourbon Street. However, the traditional jazz of ‘Steamboat Willie’, aka Larry Stoops, was pure Creole as we paused to sit and listen. Further jazz back at the hotel. Great evening.
A few final comments about this part of our Road Trip before we ‘hit the road’ tomorrow heading for Pasadena.
Superdome: largest unsupported dome in the world and the stadium proclaims, ‘Dome Field Advantage’.
Nicholas Cage has an empty pyramid tomb ready for his death.
Harrah Casino has seven flags outside including… our Union Flag and a Rainbow Flag – no explanation, it just is.
A balcony and gallery on a house differ…
A Balcony is a narrow platform coming out from a building. Balconies have no support to the ground. … A Gallery is generally wider than a balcony as it is supported to the ground by posts or columns often the width of a sidewalk.
The Streetcar Line is the oldest in the world, we were told.
Creole means born in New Orleans,
Benjamin Button’s house was filmed in the Garden District.
And, if you can – visit New Orleans. If you’ve visited, come back… like we did! It’s well worth it!
Plus, we learned how to make Gumbo!