Monday, 11 February 2013
New Orleans French Quarter
Newly arrived from the USA, this card gives a vibrant and colourful picture of the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is sometimes known as the Vieux Carré, or the old square which was where it all started. It was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne who was born in Quebec of French parents.
In spite of being only 3 feet, 1 metre, above sea level, it wasn't too badly affected by Hurricane Katrina.
I have a few other postcards from new Orleans, one Madame Pontalba's Buildings shows the architecture of the area, and another, a recipe for red beans and rice, mentions an earlier hurricane from 2008, Hurricane Gustav.