New Orleans (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Marilyn Wood

By Marilyn Wood

Even if you're making plans to go to a urban, a area or a rustic, DK's foolproof 'Eyewitness' procedure makes studying a couple of position a excitement in itself. the entire conventional guidebook subject material is covered-descriptions of attractions, starting instances, motels, eating places, buying, leisure, word books and so forth- yet, with assistance from especially commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes crucial info effortless to entry and quickly to soak up. No different publications clarify the heritage of a spot as sincerely in phrases and photographs. DK Eyewitness shuttle publications the simplest publications ever created.Following storm Katrina, New Orleans is again. town has fought again with a vengeance and in 2007 drew checklist crowds to a lot of its gala's. for instance, the 2007 French zone pageant celebrated its twenty fourth 12 months with a checklist crowd of over 450,000. The 2007 Mardis Gras drew over 800,000 and motels suggested a ninety five% occupancy price. There at the moment are over one hundred forty significant lodges open with close to pre-Katrina numbers of rooms to be had. approximately a hundred% of French region and major vacationer components have reopened. such a lot significant airways have additional flights to New Orleans during the last 12 months. New Orleans is still essentially the most visited US towns and the recent DK Eyewitness consultant New Orleans is timed completely to the city's resurgence.

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Completed in 1850, they transformed the profile of Jackson Square (see p54). Some of the patterns were designed by the Baroness’s son. The signature of New Orleans is Creole ironwork, which appears in many forms, including fences, gates, window grilles, balconies, hinges, doorknobs, and lanterns. N E W O R L E A N S A T A G L A N C E Wrought ironing contains a purer iron. Handmade and stronger than cast iron, it is very common in the French Quarter. Ironwork details were added to many buildings in the 1850s.

0 meters 0 yards Brennan’s (# 417) Built around 1802 for a Spanish merchant, this building later became a bank and the property of Judge Alonzo Morphy. Brennan’s restaurant moved here in 1954 (see p176). Its balcony seal is made of cast iron. 10 10 ST. LOUIS ST Rumors This gift shop sells Mardi Gras paraphernalia all year long. Masks, beads, krewe costumes, and posters are all for sale (see p192). TOULOUSE ST The Historic New Orleans Collection (# 533) Occupying a complex of houses built in 1792 for JeanFrançois Merieult and his wife, this museum boasts a magnificent collection of art and artifacts (see pp60–61).

RAISED AMERICAN COTTAGE Most of these raised cottages feature extensive eaves and an alleyway leading to a rear garden or courtyard. The interior usually contains four rooms arranged symmetrically and separated by a center hall. The kitchen and servants’ quarters are away from the house at the rear. Gabled roofs were popular and were often high enough for an attic. 35 SHOTGUN HOUSE These cottages were so called because a bullet fired from a shotgun through the front door would go straight through the house and out the back as all the doors were aligned.

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