Algiers, New Orleans

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  • Ferry dock in Algiers
    Ferry dock in Algiers
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  • Levee back toward the Crescent City Connection
    Levee back toward the Crescent City...
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    Walking along the Levee

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 8, 2005

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    Levee back toward the Crescent City Connection

    Favorite thing: After we had lunch at Mardi Gras World, we decided to walk back to the ferry dock. After we visited the Voodoo Museum, we climbed up on the levee. Our reason for going up on the levee was that we couldn't see where to go to get to the ferry dock from down at street level.

    This proved to be a serindipitous choice, because I had a good solid flat surface to walk on with occasional benches. The picture is taken looking back at the Crescent City Connection bridge. This bridge has $1 toll for cars going from Algiers to New Orleans, but not the other direction. The $1 for a car to ride the ferry has to be paid both ways.

    Fondest memory: We had a marvelous view of the city - both the CBD skyscrapers and the French District. We could watch the activity on the river. Also, we could look down into the historic district of Algiers with the shotgun houses and the small town sized yards. All along the levee, there are lamp posts honoring deceased Louisiana jazz legends.

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    Walk around Algiers on foot....

    by kucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Walk around Algiers on foot. The old-style houses are great. Many 'shotgun' houses can be found in this area. Shotgun houses got their name because they were long narrow rectangles through which you could theoretically shoot a shotgun from the front door all the way through the backdoor.

    Fondest memory: Running across the colorful Baptist Church on Algiers.

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    Take the boat across the river...

    by kucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take the boat across the river to Algiers, a famous and historical island, which was alternately throughout history home to bohemian literary and artistic talent. For the curious, read Burrough's 'Naked Lunch' before seeing Algiers; or Jakc Kerouac's 'On the Road.'

    Fondest memory: The views of the city on the ride across to Algiers.

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