New Orleans - Day 4

by Kevin October. 19, 2008 2720 views

Inspired by a postcard.

In the courtyard of the Coffee Pot. Yummy breakfast!

The Cabildo was the seat of colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is now a museum. The Cabildo is located along Jackson Square, adjacent to St. Louis Cathedral.

Jackson Square. Inspired by a painting in our hotel room.

This scene reminded me of Disney World…

Twilight on Bourbon Street.

More Bourbon Street at twilight.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a tavern located on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Philip Street. The tavern's building, built sometime before 1772, is one of the older still standing structures in New Orleans (the Ursuline Convent, for example, is older) and has been called the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States. According to legend the structure was once owned by the pirate Jean Lafitte, though as with many things involving Lafitte, no documentation of this exists.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970 and is only lit by candlelight.

Looking out the window from Lafitte's at the intersection of Bourbon and St. Philip.

The dual smithy, now turned fireplace, that supposedly holds the spirit of pirate Jean Lafitte.

Lafitte was a privateer and pirate that double-crossed the British and was a major factor in Andrew Jackson's victory in the Battle of New Orleans.

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