In 1727, the King of France sent 14 Urusuline nuns to New Orleans to provide education and healthcare in the colony. After tentatively establishing themselves in a succession of makeshift residences,... more
The historic New Orleans marker is situated beside Cafe du Monde. If you appreciate seeing the actual marker than you'll like the location. Would I plan my whole trip around it? No...but it is neat to... more
New Orleans is home to several universities, but the ones I am best acquainted with are Tulane and Loyola Universities, conveniently located side-by-side on St. Charles Avenue. The two universities... more
Here is a preserve of a battle from the war of 1812. As you pull up into the park, you'll notice a handful of cannons, a huge monument, and a nice little visitor enter. The tour of the park is a very... more
The Old Absinthe House is on Bourbon Street, and the reason why I like these place iis because of the liquor that gave it its name. It obviously does no longer serve 'real' absinthe since this stuff... more
Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies.... more
The Gallier House is the result of the work of New Orleans architect, James Gallier, Jr., who built this building as his personal residence in 1857.
You can tour this well-restored home and see the... more
We got to this area too late in the day to visit this museum, but I understand that Memorial Hall (Confederate Museum) contains the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the world in... more
This park surrounds the aquarium. It was named for Malcolm Woldenberg and his bronze statue is one exhibit in what has grown into an informal sculpture garden. The park is a nice place to stroll or... more
On a bank of scenic Bayou St. John, This was the home of James Pitot, first American Mayor of the City of New Orleans. It is done in West-Indies style colonial architecture. House Tours are about $5... more
It all started seven years ago for me, when I was single in college and playing rugby. Every year, New Orleans' (or Nawlins to locals) neighbor city, Baton Rouge had its annual rugby festival. Yearly...