Daily Archives: February 12th, 2014

French Quarter, part three: Treme, Bubba Gumps and Waiting for the Bus

Treme: The saddest place in the Big Easy If you haven’t watched HBO lately you wouldn’t know much about this place. It is the oldest African American neighborhood in this country. It was where free, and recently freed slaves were able to buy land and start over. It is where the Southern Civil Rights Movement …

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French Quarter, part two: Ironwork, Voodoo, and Tombstones

***** “Iron lace” The thing that caught my eye right away in the French Quarter was all the ironwork. I spent most of my time there looking up at the porch railings, window coverings and various doors and gates. There seems to be an unending variety of styles. Here are a few: There was so …

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