Pam and I planned a drive to New Orleans from San Antonio. It's about eight hours and straight shot on I-10. Beautiful driving conditions and weather. We stayed right in the French Quarter, a block from Bourbon Street. What a blast. This was my first time, but Pam had been there before for conferences and meetings. The food was great, the people were fun and the hospitality awesome. We made a few friends for sure. Did I say the food was great?
We walked through many of the neighborhoods in New Orleans. Amazing architecture. Many of the buildings throughout New Orleans have been standing for three hundred years. That is focus on tradition. A few photos of our time in New Orleans.
This is St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, consecrated in 1823. Because New Orleans is built below sea level and the water table is high, the dead are laid to rest above ground. Many of the tombs have fallen into disrepair and have crumbled. The bones are removed and moved to another location. The latest date I saw of someone being laid to rest here was 1988.
I love the architecture of New Orleans. The buildings and homes in the city are being preserved and brought back to life. The excitement of the French Quarter never seems to let up, day or night.
These musicians were playing out in front of Café du Monde.
The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell entertaining a group of school children visiting the French Quarter. Lots of fun.
Street car in New Orleans. These are fun to ride. These cars are restored to their former glory.
All the video recorded with my Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone and the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal stabilizer. Works really nicely although I have play around a little bit with the balance.