Jackson Square, New Orleans

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    Nestled in Jackson Square, the...

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Nestled in Jackson Square, the imfamous St Louis Cathedral is a symbol of New Orleans. I trully enjoy the time I spent there both walking in the square looking at the mimes, artists, musicians, gypsys, and even the con-artists.

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    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Jackson Square lies in the heart of the French Quarter. There are plenty of sights to see within the square such as the Pontalba Apartments (America's first) and the historic Cabildo flank the park offering museums and shops. Don't forget about the St. Louis Cathedral. Along the streets you will experience street shows and lots of psychics. My favorites were the magicians that get the crowd involved in their shows. Be careful of the monkies that seem to run wild around the square (they are part of the shows).

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    Streets around Jackson Square

    by Helga67 Updated Jan 19, 2010

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    During the day the streets around Jackson Square: St Peter, Chartres and St Ann streets are full of artists. You will see magicians, blues musicians, brass bands and even palmists.

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    Jackson Square

    by el_ruso Updated Sep 5, 2005

    A very beautiful square fronted by the colonial buildings and cathedral. This building is where Jefferson purchased Louisiana and the whole swath of land stretching north to Canada.

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    Jackson Square

    by Yorick12 Written May 29, 2005

    Jackson Square is great. It's usually filled with street performers, artists, fortune tellers and the like. Always something going on. It's a great place to just sit down and people watch.

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    Watch the acrobats and street dancers!

    by jerokee_528 Updated Mar 23, 2005

    Toward the river you will find a seating area developed for a variety of entertainers. They usually do 2+ shows a day and seem to draw a crowd.

    Jump for joy!

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    Jackson Square

    by keeweechic Written Oct 25, 2002

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    An interesting area with St Louis Cathedral making it quite a focal point. There are psychic readers, street paints, musicians and performers all around the square to entertain you.
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    Jackson Square--Artists,...

    by doolemma Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Jackson Square--Artists, street musicians,sightseeing, or just plain resting for or after you trip through the French Quarters.

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    Jackson Square

    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Jackson Square is a pedestrian mall, and an iron fence that has been used for decades by artists, at times numbering 300 or more, who work
    and display at Jackson Square.

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    Jackson Square, Here you will...

    by ladyfisher Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Jackson Square, Here you will find street proformers, live music, buggy rides. You can even get you palm read or talk to a voodoo priestess.

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