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.