Friday, February 17, 2017

New Orleans-Here and About

Some favorite spots 
in a recent trip to New Orleans.
Hotel Monteleone is a family-owned
 and operated hotel
located at 214 Royal Street
in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Hotel includes the only high-rise building
 in the interior French Quarter.
Built in 1886 in the Beauz-Arts architectural style
with an eclectic flair, 
Hotel Monteleone is a historic landmark,
and a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge
 is the only revolving bar in New Orleans. 
The 25-seat carousel bar turns on 2,000 large steel rollers,
 pulled by a chain powered by a one-quarter horsepower motor
 at a constant rate of one revolution every 15 minutes.
. The Carousel Bar celebrated its 60th anniversary in July 2009,
 having been originally installed in 1949.

Iconic Jackson Square
The Cathedral of St. Louis-
 is the seat of the 
and is the oldest cathedral in the United States
The first church on the site was built in 1718; 
the third, built in 1789,
 was raised to cathedral rank in 1793. 
The cathedral was expanded 
and largely rebuilt in 1850, 
with little of the 1789 structure remaining.

The Bible of St. Louis, the King of France,
 belonged to him between 1226 and 1234.
Life in the Middle Ages is revealed 
through the images presented in this codex.
Because of its unique properties
 it was allowed to be copied in 2000.
The original is in Spain.
 In the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel
 on Canal Street is the Rodrigue Steinway.
New Orleans artist George Rodrigue
 is best known for his blue dog series.

After sharing the piano photo on Instagram
I was surprised with the above - Thank you-
 from the hotel.
A wonderful view from the hotel 
and the Mississippi River boat traffic.
( I love how this photo captured
husband John's image in the window.)
The #1 tourist site in New Orleans is the 
World War II museum.
The beginning of the story....
the idea was to have a D-Day museum.
That opened in the summer of 2000.
In 2004, an Act of Congress 
changed it to the World War II museum
 in order to tell a fuller story of this time in history.

My friend Pat, 
resting for a moment with FDR.

The movie is worth the time to watch.
We spent about 4 hours at the museum.
An overwhelming amount of information
 at the museum
 truly highlights the gift of living here
 in the Untied States.
And we pray that the world 
will never experience 
anything like that ever again.

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