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You Color My World New Orleans

Travel Thursday MEGastyle. I Can’t seem to stay away from this city with that camera. It’s alive, it’s heart beats 24/7 and it’s head wears so many faces; beauty, mystery, delicious, funky, weird, mysterious, artistic,spooky and historical.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square Day History and Beauty

History is everywhere. And the views don’t quit at night.

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I love how the vibe changes at night.

Color my world

Color my world

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“Keep Austin Weird” has nothing on this city. Characters are everywhere.  Such a wide variety of people, I could people watch all day and night.

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This city feels like a whole other planet sometimes.

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Wear your music

Wear else does this happen on a Sunday afternoon? My favorite  NOLA quote sums up this vibe.  “We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” – Chris Rose, 1 Dead in Attic, 2006

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Even the pets get in on the street scene. Check out this dog and the man holding his  HUGE ASS BEER !

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This dog pulled at my heartstrings. I was hoping that this dog wasn’t medicated and I googled the situation.  Seems like the owner has him trained to be dead and puts him in a coffin box requesting $ for his burial. And, of course above as a passed out canine lush.  This is one hard working dog.  Is there a dog protective services?

I find the buildings in this city so varied and interesting. Architecture is everywhere. Took this pic at Christmas. PEACE Y’ALL Right on NOLA!

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Cool Ironwork!

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The windows  and shutters in the French Quarter buildings are unique and I  ❤ Terriers!

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The unique graveyards are world famous. It’s like people watching but they happen to be in their forever place.

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The graveyards are probably one of my favorite places to take photos.   Super interesting.

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Last December, I even practiced. But, did return to the living and faced the music.

The music is a beating heart. Take the time to learn about how NOLA played a huge role in music!

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 I recently learned that there is a National Park in the heart of this city. I had even been there once, not realizing that they offer free music history tours.  Unfortunately, this visit I was there on a weekend and the tours were not available. I’m going to do this on another visit. 

Who knew?

Who knew?

Luckily, I found my own way. This Jazz Band was so much fun!

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Taking the music to the streets.

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My visits to NOLA are quite the ride. It is not just a unique city in the USA, but is a unique world destination.

I give my visit 5 MEGastars ***** There is truly something here to suit all interests. From family friendly  to party central.

MEGatips

  1.  If you have a chance, visit this fun city. Don’t forget to get out at night and stay safe.
  2. If you have the kids, do some research. Bourbon Street can be a bit confusing to the kiddies. Lots of great things to do with the fam.
  3. Bring your camera.
  4. Visit an art gallery
  5. Try to get to that National Park area for their tour. It is easy to miss and the website outlines the limited hours.  Save your parks!
  6. The food is equally as fun, I wrote a separate piece on the eats NOLA style. “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” -Mark Twain
  7. What happens in NOLA stays in NOLA
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