Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Garden District

Today was our last full day in New Orleans and we decided to check out the Garden District which is a neighborhood famed by its oak tree lined streets, historic houses, cute stores and abundant restaurants. When we got to the neighborhood we saw a lot of walking tours but we decided to do our own exploring using a map and following recommendations that we had got from some locals.

The Garden District was once made up of several plantations which were later sold to rich Americans that wanted to live away from the French Quarters. Traditionally each block in the neighborhood had two houses surrounded by a large garden and hence the name "Garden District" but as the area became more urban the lots got sub divided and houses were build on them creating a mix of different architectural styles.

We walked through the streets of the neighborhood admiring some of the colorful houses and appreciating the history of the place, before moving on. I took a few pictures so you can get a glimpse of some of the sites within the Garden District.









That's it folks, I have to end this update here because I am so tired and my mind is solely focused on sleep right now. It's been a good trip and I am glad we were able to check out a lot of the tourist attractions within such a short period of time. The good thing about New Orleans is that a lot of the tourist attractions are very close to each other so that makes it easy to visit them all, we definitely  took advantage of that. I hope you have been enjoying these updates, check back in when March rolls around because my birthday trip is going to be exciting and I can't wait!




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