Category Archives: Louisiana

New Orleans III: A Streetcar Named Museum

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“They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields.” Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire. Scene 1. We were…

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Whitney Plantation II: ISO Nuance

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The current iteration of the Big House (as the Whitney staff call it) was built in 1815. It’s a raised cottage in the Spanish Creole style, with seven rooms on each level and a full length gallery across the front. … Continue reading

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Whitney Plantation I: Things that make me go Hmmm

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“I’m going to tell you things you may not want to hear.  I don’t want to upset you, or make you feel bad. But I have to tell you because these are the facts.” Hmmm. That was the opening salvo … Continue reading

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New Orleans IV: The Cabildo

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After the botanical gardens, we headed to the one history museum in New Orleans on our schedule: the Cabildo.  It’s one of nine historic properties that make up the Louisiana State Museum system. The Cabildo is a Spanish colonial building … Continue reading

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New Orleans III: A Streetcar Named Museum

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“They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields.” Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire. Scene 1. We were waiting on Canal Street, … Continue reading

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New Orleans II: the Halloween Ghost Post

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My first chance to encounter a ghost at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans came not long after check-in. “Can we see the ballroom?” I asked the receptionist. “Yes. We don’t have an event tonight, but the doors should … Continue reading

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New Orleans I: It Begins and Ends in a Restaurant

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Finding a place to eat in New Orleans means having a conversation about g-strings first. “You should have been here yesterday,” said the waitress at one likely restaurant. She expanded as we looked over the menu. “It was wild! There … Continue reading

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