Canal Street, New Orleans

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    Canal Street at Bourbon Street

    by grandmaR Updated Nov 11, 2009

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    Argueably the most famous street in New Orleans is Bourbon Street. Canal Street must be a close second. When I do a search on Bourbon Street in New Orleans I get half a million hits, and about the same when I search on Canal Street.

    This picture is from the Neutral Ground (which is what they call the middle of Canal between the French Quarter and the Garden District) at Carondelet/Bourbon. The streets change names at the Neutral Ground. Although the New Orleans motto — Laissez les bon temps rouler or Let the good times roll is exemplified by Bourbon Street, you wouldn't know it by looking during the day from Canal Street.

    We walked around on Bourbon Street on the first night we arrived, and then didn't get back there again because there were too many other things to do.

    Bourbon meets Canal from the Neutral Zone
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    by doug48 Written May 25, 2009

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    canal street is located in the heart of new orleans and separates the french quarter from the commercial district. canal street is lined with high rise hotels, restaurants, bars, and stores. there is a trolley line on canal street which begins at the mississippi river and goes to the superdome.

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    Canal Street

    by el_ruso Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    This is a wide and elegant street showcasing the belle epoque architecture. It connects New Orleans to Metairie (western suburb).

    You can catch a streetcar for an incomparable journey to the Garden District to the West where you can view stately residences, old trees and visit the Audobon park and zoo at the end of the line.

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    Canal Street

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 30, 2003

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    A canal was originally proposed for this area but was never completed. The street now is a four to six lane thoroughfare from the waterfront to Interstate 10 and City park. During colonial times, this street was made up of the western wall of the original settlement which was the French Quarter. Today it is a main road with shops, restaurants and trams travelling back and forth.

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    Canal Street

    by Jim_Eliason Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Canal street marks the dividing line between the French Quarter and the modern downtown of New Orleans

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