Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Orleans Confidential: The Daylight Edition

French donuts--or beignets--with orange juice and
the Cafe du Monde's special blend: coffee with chickory
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After the eye-opening fun that was Rue Bourbon, the next day shed a better light on New Orleans, and the charm and beauty of the Crescent City came out in the streets surrounding the French Quarter. Of course, you can't go to N'awlins and not have beignets at the Cafe du Monde. That's how we started the day.

After beignets, we strolled through Jackson Square and then over to Saint Louis Cathedral.

Saint Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square
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Here are a few extra pictures showing the inside of this beautiful church.

I took more than 100 pictures of New Orleans, but this is all I have time to post. If I get a chance, I'll come back to this city and post more pictures of the beautiful ironwork, building and door colors, and people that make this one of America's most unique cities.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 04/09


Cele said...

Oh mi gosh the beignets looked scrumptious, but I think the windows in the cathedral are mind boggling.

lacochran said...

Mmmmmm, beignets!

Janet Kincaid said...

Cele: The beignets were yummy! As for the windows in the cathedral, they were quite beautiful.

LA: Okay, don't hate me, but if I had to choose between beignets and Krispy Kreme, I'd take the latter any day and twice on Sundays. I know--sacrilege, right?

Maya said...

Love the beignet slideshow. Hmmm, I'm kind of wishing I had one right now. You think we could get any in Santa Fe? ;-)

Janet Kincaid said...

Maya: I don't know if we could have found beignets in Santa Fe (though we did find some good fry bread), but I do know a place in Flagstaff where we can get beignet mix...