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New Orleans is world-renowned for its deep cultural roots and significance to history. New Orleans is home to many breathtaking cottages and bungalows with elaborate balconies, beautiful and historical decaying cemeteries, and elegant grand churches and cathedrals. New Orleans is especially notable for its lively blues and jazz music, Cajun and Creole cuisine, The French Quarter, Mardi Gras Parades, and so much more. New Orleans is an ongoing celebration marking 300 years of traditions and culture.

The French Quarter has sparked global recognition for its vibrant music scene, live entertainment venues, funky dive bars and more. The French Quarter is famed for festivals, celebrations, and wild and decadent Mardi Gras parades.

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Canal Street, or Main Street, is lined with glitz and glam. The buildings tower into the sky and there is eye-candy everywhere. The hotels are beautiful and glamorous. Harrah’s Casino is located off of Canal. There are many high-end storefronts located here.

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Frenchman Street is known for its arts scene, live music venues, and funky vibes. The walls are plastered with street art and the music is rolling out of various pubs and barrooms. There are many restaurants and eateries as well.

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Faubourg Marigny and the Bywater District offers a bohemian-style atmosphere with an abundance of sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and clubs. The houses all lined up are as colorful as the street art in the neighborhood.

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The Marigny Opera House was once a German Catholic Church and dates back to the 1800’s. Today, The Marigny Opera House holds symphonies and ballets. I love the old decaying architecture and religious relics from the past.

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Flora Gallery and Coffee Shop is a popular coffee-shop that many locals frequent and hang out. They have many coffee and tea varieties, as well as pastries and paintings for purchase. I like all of the unique local art they have tacked on the walls.

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Marigny offers colorful street views and old restored buildings and storefronts. The neighborhood is a cherished part of New Orlean’s history.DSC_0152.jpg

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Magazine Street, located in historic Uptown, has a lot of heart and soul. I really love all of the vintage and antique storefronts and the art and hipster scene. There is an abundance of retro and vintage boutiques, art galleries, live music venues, ethnic restaurants and specialty coffee and tea shops. Audubon Park and The Fly, Audubon Zoo and Audubon Nature Institute call Magazine Street home.

The Garden District is known for its beautiful homes and neighborhood. There are many iconic homes located in The Garden District.

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Anne Rice’s home is one of the most visited spots in The Garden District. The mansion is spooky and beautiful with intricate details that draw in fans from all over. Ann Rice is the author of the sensational and widely popular books, The Vampire Chronicles.

The homes in The Garden District are out of a page in a fairy-tale book. The Victorian design is elegant and beautiful.

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The Joseph Carroll Carriage House cannot be missed with its massive architecture and stunning pink exterior. The Garden District has many incredible Southern and Victorian-style mansions.

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Laissez les bons temps rouler – Let the good times roll!

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”

 

 

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26 Replies to “Bucket List Dreams- New Orleans”

  1. I would love to visit New Orleans! I have this romanticized idea of it and from your photos, I can see that it’s exactly how I imagined it to be: funky, colorful, with a great hippie vibe.

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  2. New Orleans sounds like a great place to visit. I love the bright coloured houses and the street art. Being a history buff, I find the relics and the decaying/crumbling architecture quite fascinating. Moreover, the vibrant lifestyle of the place makes it a bucket list destination.

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  3. New Orleans looks like such an awesome place to visit. Bathed in so much history and culture I am sure it is amazing to see for real.

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  4. New Orleans is so colorful and fab. And full of history, too. I wanna retrace your steps and sample the dishes you pictured. 🙂 We are so in love with the Princess and the Frog movie!

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