A-Z April Challenge – French Quarter, New Orleans

The architecture of the French Quarter was left largely unscathed from the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Lucky for visitors as the area houses some of the finest buildings to be found is Louisiana’s best known city.

My visit was in 2000 when I was lucky enough to be paid to travel there to speak at a conference. I managed to spend a fair amount of leisure time allowing me time to visit two of my favourite ever museums, the Mardi Gras & History of Jazz museums.

The French Quarter is renowned for its ornate French colonial style houses with their intricate wrought iron balconies, fences and gates paid for with cotton money tainted by slavery.

Another thing that makes New Orleans so special is the music with the bars and clubs housing some superb jazz and blues, often just for the price of a drink.


  1. Nice images by you… ps NOLA anniversary coming up.

  2. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wonderful photos, Wilbur! I have been there for business but never pleasure. Fortunately, I stayed a couple of blocks from Bourbon Street so I went there for dinner every night. Wonderful city!

    Emily In Ecuador | Fish Market – Puerto Lopez

    1. Just looked at your photos too – look wonderful!

  4. I spent a lot of time in New Orleans doing research for my latest novel. It was simply delightful. I couldn’t have asked to meet nicer people than those I encountered! I ate delicious food, heard some great music, and had an all-around marvelous time. My love affair with that city will last for the rest of my life.

    I’m here via #BloggingfromAtoZ, and I’ve added you to my “following” list so that I can keep up with your adventures. Thank you for sharing them.

    1. A novel – how exciting! Good luck with it. I agree that NO is a great place and realty friendly people.

      1. The novel came out last May; it’s called “Bayou Fire,” and I’m exceedingly proud of it. Thank you for your kind words!

  5. We love New Orleans! Such a fun lively place. Great that you got to make good use of abudiness trip.

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