March 21st, 2011

drinking bird

Short trip to New Orleans

I was for a few days in New Orleans last week. We just stayed in the French Quarter, revisiting favorite spots, and of course eating oysters, crawfish étouffée and grilled red fish, not to speak of desserts and lots of pralines!

Here are a few glimpses of the French Quarter, which is virtually unchanged from before Katrina.









I know there is hardly any one in these pictures: everybody is inside still at breakfast or eating lunch! Believe me, the city was very animated, and, if anything, there were rather more tourists than I would have wanted.