It was my first time in New Orleans. It was also the first time in 20 years that the KBIS held it there. After all the kitchen and bath site visits with Kohler Co., we had a lot of free time to discover the city. Our hotel was right at the French Quarter. It can get pretty loud and crazy at night, but we enjoyed that everything was within walking distance from our hotel.
I was charmed by all these balconies.
My first morning started out a little chilly. So I was still in a coat.
And boots. The weather was still in transition. I came from -1° in Toronto. It was 9° that morning. Then suddenly it was in the 20’s by lunch. I went back to the hotel and changed after attending the KBIS.
With Philippine Star’s Bea Ledesma.
A row full of antique shops.
Everything had a stately feel.
Even restaurants have history here.
The streets of NOLA are owned by artists. Everywhere you look, there’s something going on.
Drunken Catfish Ramblers. I enjoyed their music.
Their version of Fat Domino’s Aint That A Shame.
Voodoo Bone Lady
Clowns and performers.
The view of the French Quarter from a car.
Balconies. Enchanting by day.
Crazy at night.
One of the oldest pharmacies in the US.
An old post for carriage parking.
At Cafe du Monde
I didn’t have time to wait for a table at Cafe du Monde so I just bought cafe au lait and beignets for take out. That same night we went back for more after dinner. I loved it.
All that powdered sugar (on the floor) went all over my face and pants when I had my turn to eat beignets.
We ordered 8 sets of beignets that night.
More historical reminders.
Lovely French bistro. We had lunch here.
Late April, lots of tourists. It can get even more crowded in the summer time.
St Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square
It was hard to photograph Jackson Square without a wide angle. I have a few Vine videos to better capture the space and sounds.
Tarot and voodoo just outside the Catholic church.
Crazy cut marble floors
The place where we had cajun food.
Blackened and fried alligator. Tastes like chicken.