alicia (fuzzdecay) wrote,
alicia
fuzzdecay

New Orleans

nola enter here

this was carved into the sidewalk in front of an art gallery

On the way back from Houston, it was decided that it’d be a great idea to go to New Orleans since it would only tack on 30 minutes of driving time. We pulled into New Orleans just after dark and made our way to the French Quarter where there were tons of people walking around in costumes trick-or-treating.

It was a huge mistake to drive a car into the French Quarter, there were people everywhere who wouldn’t move out of your way and there was no place to park at all. Eventually we found a parking spot and walked back to Bourbon Street.

A latern outside of the visitor center, where there was actually parking

A lantern outside of the visitor center, where there was actually parking

A crazy chandelier inside the visitor's center

A crazy chandelier inside the visitor's center

It turned out that we’d just barely missed the Halloween parade, which explained all the people in costumes. We only stayed a couple of hours, long enough to walk the length of Bourbon St, grab some drinks and food, and visit a few of the little shops. There were tons of voodoo themed shops and porn stores.

through the gate of the st. louis cemetery

through the gate of the st. louis cemetery

okay, so i'm still a little goth girl at heart, i love cemeteries.

okay, so i'm still a little goth girl at heart, i love cemeteries.

After visiting our last store, we made our way to Armstrong park and stopped for a bit to listen to a random brass band that was playing on the sidewalk and watch people dance. Once you got off Bourbon St, it was much quieter and infinitely more pleasant. I’d like to go back for more than a couple of hours to really enjoy it.

this walgreens has the best sign I've ever seen.

this walgreens has the best sign I've ever seen.

the ritz across the street from the walgreens.

the ritz across the street from the walgreens.

the entrance to armstrong park

the entrance to armstrong park

I only saw one girl flash boobs while I was there. Apparently you don’t have to flash to get beads on Halloween. I came back with some awesome glow in the dark skull beads which I wore around work for Halloween.

crossposted from fuzzdecay.com.
Tags: architecture, halloween, new orleans, visits
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