New Orleans, Day 4

Sunday, November 18th, 2007 | Life in Czeltistan

Finally got around to uploading photos from day 4 in New Orleans. They’re in the same set as the earlier ones and start here.

We walked up to check out St. Louis Cemetery #1, the oldest cemetery in the city. After that, we walked back through the Quarter toward Faubourg Marigny to check out an art fair. Along the way, we stumbled upon the Madame John’s Legacy museum. First we had the cemetery to ourselves (yes, we know this is a bad idea. Don’t worry — there was a cop doing walk-throughs), then the museum. Sunday morning in New Orleans means you get the city to yourself, unless you’re right near the Superdome. We finished the rest of the day prowling the stores, picking up a few last souvenirs and getting more coffee at Cafe du Monde.

Then it was time to take care of all the cocktail miscellany we hadn’t gotten to yet: a stop at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone (because one cannot pass up the opportunity to have a drink at a revolving bar), Pimm’s Cup at Napoleon House, hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s, some proper absinthe (not the craptastic Czech stuff we’ve had before) and a Sazerac. One would think that would be enough, but we managed to sneak some other cocktails into the mix, several of them courtesy of some very friendly Las Vegas Fire Dept. members we met in one of the bars. (Big cheery wave to their captain — who couldn’t join them because “she’s a girl and this is a guys’ trip” — but who I spoke with on the phone, as she’s also in the Emerald Society and the boys thought she & I should talk.)

We finished the night out at our favorite New Orleans bar, Pravda. (Still my favorite, despite the fact they just made me link to a MySpace page). It’s a brilliant little spot. Great staff (which, both times we were in, was the owner, Michelle) and regulars. Excellent cocktail knowledge and plenty of non-alcoholic options for those who don’t feel like imbibing. Great music. Fantastic patio. That’s where we finished our night. There was still a bit to do in the morning, and we had to be on our train at 1:45 the next afternoon.

I’ve only got a few more photos left from the city and the train journey home. I’ll try to get those posted Sunday or Monday. Then I can stop boring you with stories of my travels and get back to the business of just finding weirdness on the intertubes for your enjoyment.

1 Comment to New Orleans, Day 4

zhoël
11/20/2007

thanks for sharing your great photos, I think this day’s pix are particularly strong. Makes me want to go!

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