Monday, January 25, 2010

New Orleans Day 1

Yesterday was my first full day in New Orleans. Im staying at my cousin's place in the garden district. Their house is absolutely gorgeous and was built in 1904.

The beautiful home that I am staying in



So yesterday was also a historical day in New Orleans. I don't want to overstate a sporting event but yesterday the Saints beat the Vikings in the NFC championship game to get to their first ever superbowl (in 41 seasons!). This victory meant a lot to a city that is still struggling after hurricane Katrina. It was great to be able to go out on Bourbon street and share in the celebration that was going on everywhere throughout the city.

The scene on Bourbon street.

People out celebrating

So many people were heading to the French quarter that Canal street turned into a parking lot. People got out of their cars and started a spontaneous celebration in the middle of the street.

There are some real characters in New Orleans

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