aka, the Woldenberg Riverfront Park - the wooden promenade here provides perfect photo shots of St. Louis Cathedral, while affording a nice stroll along the Missisippi River, or just a respite to sit down and enjoy some eats. There are usually impromptu musicians or performers in the area as well. They're happy if you throw a dollar into their milk jug.
Lately, there's been a guy who has a huge telescope that he positions next to Cafe Du Monde. We clearly saw one of the polar ice caps on the planet Mars last year (August 2003) when I was visiting New Orleans for a few days.
Yes, we have one too.
Worth visiting is the "360", on the 33rd floor.
This rotating bar makes a complete revolution every hour, overlooking greater New Orleans. You are required to buy drinks as you sit and enjoy the panoramic view.
Make sure you take a stroll along the Mighty Mississippi at Riverwalk... its free and you can get great pictures of the river as well as listen to some good jazz music by the locals... don't forget to tip them a few bucks if they play your favorite tune!
A white Carrara marble monument created by local sculptor Franco Allesandrini. It is dedicated to the courageous men and women who left their homeland seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life in a new country.
On one side, Miss Liberty faces the mighty Mississippi, while an immigrant family faces the French Quarter, where most immigrants lived when they came to this area.
WTC New Orleans is a non-profit organization of 2,100 corporate and individual members housed in a 33 story building on the waterfront. The WTC has long been involved in conducting a wide range of trade promotion, educational, and legislative programs designed to enhance Louisiana's position in international trade, investment, transportation, banking, and other trade-related services, and to contribute to the state's overall economic development.
The WTC Louisiana often houses forums and guest speakers as well as on-going foreign language classes
The Riverwalk is a large shopping complex right on the Mississippi River. There are some great shops there and the mall's decoration is in keeping with the Madris theme of New Orleans. There is a great food licensed food court also at the far end where you can sit inside or outside overlooking the Mississippi. Close to the Aquarium and the River Cruises.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 7pm. Restaurants, bars and cafes may open early and close late.
You should not miss out on a nice walk along the river. There is so much to see and a lot of sights to take pictures. It is just to lovely to miss. This is where they have Jazz Festival in May every year.
It stretched the entire length of the Quarter along the Mississippi River. You'll have easy access to shops, restaurants, riverboats and the Aquarium of the Americas. The Moonwalk also provides a beautiful evening stroll on a clear night with a full moon!
The Riverwalk and the surrounding area was extensively rennovated for the World's Fair during the early eighties (my memory of which is very vague, for I was only a few years old when it happened). There are great fountains and stores dotting the waterfront, and there is an awesome view of the mighty Mississip through the glass windows of the main riverwalk shopping center. It is a very touristy area, but still worth the visit.
Conveniently located next to the Convention Center and neighboring the Aquarium of the Americas, Riverwalk is the home of 140 stores, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind pushcarts, filled with the best gifts, tastes and styles in New Orleans.
The Riverwalk Jazz Band cand he seen and heard playing throughtout this mall for your pleasure.
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