Tag Archives: New Orleans

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 […]

New Orleans & All That Jazz

One hundred years ago today the ‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald was born in Virginia USA. The iconic singer was first known as the finest female proponent of scat singing. Wikipedia describe scat singing as ‘vocal improvisation with wordless vocals, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing is a difficult technique that […]

Independence Day

Happy 4th July to everybody in the USA.  I haven’t spent nearly enough time in the States but my favourite city visited thus far was New Orleans, which I was lucky enough to go to in 2001. The music scene was second to none and the Mardi Gras and Jazz museums still count as two […]

PADDLE STEAMER – MY SIXTEENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

During my days working with the cruise & ferry sector, I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the 1999 Fast Ferry Conference in New Orleans. I managed therefore to get an all expenses paid trip to the capital of Louisiana for a 45-minute speaking engagement. I actually combined it with client visits to […]