Monday, 11 February 2013

New Orleans French Quarter

Multiview postcard showing musicians, costumes, baconies, street scenes, architecture

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.
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  1. great card!

    I have a card picturing the jazz band thats ont the postcard:

  2. New Orleans, one of my favorite cities to visit. I think I may have that card, too.


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