Sunday, 28 August 2016


Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Today we bought tickets for the Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.  There were 18 stops including the featured  Historic French Quarters,  The National World War II Museum,  The Garden  District including the Lafayette Cemetery and the Mardi Gras World.  Throughout the day we enjoyed the culinary flavours of New Orleans starting with a beignet (ben-yay), corn and crab bisque at Le Bayou and Crawfish and Alligator bites at restaurants along Frenchman.  The popular streets of the French District - Bourbon, Royal, Chartres and Frenchman are lined with bars, restaurants, art and jewellery stores.  Our total distance travelled today was 7.5 km on foot.

A mode of transportation.
We used this to get to Frenchman Street

Famous Jazz Musicians

Beads on trees marking the Mardi Gras Route

Overview of the Lafayette Cemetery

Having coffee and our Beignet at the Brick and Spoon
Musicians playing along the streets.
Our Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

An open tomb - Each tomb is built over a below ground vault.
After a year of burial, due to the heat and humidity, tissue is quickly decomposed,
leaving nothing but skeletal remains.  When the chamber is needed for the next
interment the remains are placed in the cave on the bottom.  Many tombs have
dozens of names on them.

Bourbon Street, French District

Fresh Oysters for lunch.

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