Inn On Ursulines
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... we grabbed a taxi and headed for our hotel, right in the heart of the French Quarter. The taxi ride took us over bayous, along the swampy shores of the lakes surrounding the city and finally into the ornate French Quarter itself. Edged by stunning three and four story buildings, each with ornate, wrought iron balconies, the streets are narrow and cross cross the quarter with evocatively French-sounding names.
... real shop was that of Madame Marie Laveau’s, which warned of a curse following any photography inside the shop. The items in this store were dusty and smelled of old wood. They lacked any stickers declaring where the merchandise was produced, which meant it was most likely homemade. I kept my hands in my pocket the entire time so not to cause any trouble or accidentally place a wicked spell on the rest of my journey or the sorrowful past year of my life. I ...
... pies for $8.
We had a look in the live music CD tent, where they burn CDs of the performances, but they didn't have everything covered and none of the acts we might have wanted which was disappointing.
By now it was later in the afternoon and we walked over to the big Samsung arena to catch a bit of Vampire Weekend. Ian had taken himself to the Samsung tent earlier and scored a free beer but turned down a white chocolate bread pudding (omg).
Then we went ...
... Listened to some jazz & got a photo with some amazing local jazz musicians! Checked out Cafe du Monde which serves sugar dusted beignets accompanied by coffee & has been in operation serving the same menu since 1862. Unfortunately the queue was massive!!!! So long it didn't fit in a photo so I took a video instead. Walked up & down every street in the French Quarter taking it all in. Walked down the famous Bourbon Street ...
... at the end of the photo shoot.
Ran around the French Quarter, danced, ate amazing food and met the "witch queen."
We ate: alligator, jumbalaya, boiled shrimp, crawfish estoufe etc etc yum
got stuck downtown in the cold as we waited for the right bus to come along.
warmed up with some champagne when we got back to the house and passed out with the kitties at our heads