New Orleans – Frenchmen Street – Bourbon Street

Pics from two quick two night trips to New Orleans. I’d never visited, now twice in month for the NCTM and IRA conferences at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. One over a weekend that had me missing my daughters return from School and Mothers day.

Bourbon Street was an experience as you’d expect. The mood, music, open containers, happy people and cobbled streets with beautiful old architecture reminded me of Dublin. The people delivered and I saw some excellent street music, great art and fun performers. The music in bars & clubs was very polished and packed with tourists enjoying a good time out… but I like to hear more than Lynyrd Skynrd, The Doobie Brothers and Aerosmith when in a land of great original music. When I travel I like my food, beverages and music local. If you’re with me then make the trek east down Bourbon Street (or Royal or Dauphine), through the French Quarter and onto Frenchman street for some local color and great music. It’s a great walk and you will be entertained, see some history and end with many options for good music and good times.

I also snuck in a quick 14 mile bike ride when I had two hours free – Buzz Nola – New Orleans bike rental gave me a great cruiser for the ride and the New Orleans City Park was an excellent destination.

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Soul Project live at the Negril Cafe – Frenchman St, New Orleans

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