Thursday, February 15, 2007

Review of the basics on the Crescent City, New Orleans

Originally uploaded by ohad*.
Here's a St Charles Ave streetcar that has been repainted to serve a track that parallels the river aside the French Quarter. This one goes by the Aquarium of the Americas, the Jax Brewery (now filled with shops) and Cafe DuMonde.

What else is in the Vieux Carre of note? Antoine's Restaurant, one of America's oldest restaurants; it's a fine Creole dining sort of place. Things I've enjoyed there? Turtle soup, souffleed potatoes, Oysters Rockefeller, Pompano en Papillote, baked Alaska, cafe Diable.

Terms to ask about if your notes are deficient:
* the ship channel - connects Lake Pontchartrain to the Miss. R.
* 9th ward (lower east side)
* St Bernard parish (south and east of the city proper)
* Tchoupitoulas St - runs alongside the Miss R docks.
* Tulane / Loyola U: on St Charles Ave near the bottom of the crescent bend in the river (Crescent City).
* UNO, on the lakefront, is my alma mater.
* Superdome - west of downtown.
* Upriver is westward; downtown/down river is eatward.
* Creole: Louisiana's blended people; backgrounds such as French, Spanish, Choctaw (Native American) and Afro-Caribbean.

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