New Orleans and its many faces. May 2021

by Steveandjustyna Nomads June. 18, 2021 520 views

A few weeks ago we made a spontaneous decision to visit New Orleans, Louisiana. This was a perfect opportunity to explore the city's famous French Quarter and for me to discover (and for Steve rediscover) the charm of this historic city. We were not disappointed. There was so much life and energy on the streets of NOLA (local abbreviation for New Orleans). Street performers on every corner, bars and restaurants teeming with life, jazz and other music pouring out of venues. Perhaps, the fact that it was Saturday night, made the place seem especially busy. This has been our first "night out" surrounded by crowds of people since the beginning of the pandemic. Definitely, it felt really good and at the same time a bit bizarre to be among so many mask-less strangers. The atmosphere has been truly celebratory. For both of us it was the celebration of the freedom given to us via the Pfizer vaccines. Hopefully it was the sign that things are slowly getting back to normal...

Crowds walking down Bourbon Street.

Crowds walking down Bourbon Street.

On our way to get chicory coffee at famous Cafe du Monde.

On our way to get chicory coffee at famous Cafe du Monde.

This colorfully dressed, bearded street performer entertained and amused crowds of people with his singing and joking. When you closed your eyes you could imagine you're listening to Whitney Houston.

This colorfully dressed, bearded street performer entertained and amused crowds of people with his singing and joking. When you closed your eyes you could imagine you're listening to Whitney Houston.

Delicious beignets in Cafe du Monde. They were drowned in powdered sugar.

Delicious beignets in Cafe du Monde. They were drowned in powdered sugar.

We met this sweet and friendly girl from Russia who has lived in New Orleans for 5 years already. She said she loves the city and its people.

We met this sweet and friendly girl from Russia who has lived in New Orleans for 5 years already. She said she loves the city and its people.

Street performer showing of a small python to a family on Bourbon Street. The little boy in the pink backpack was really brave and touched it.

Street performer showing of a small python to a family on Bourbon Street. The little boy in the pink backpack was really brave and touched it.

This street performer would have fit right in 1948. She had a great voice.

This street performer would have fit right in 1948. She had a great voice.

Not everyone has the best "Grand Finale" to their weekend in New Orleans... This poor guy was using his shoe for a pillow.

Not everyone has the best "Grand Finale" to their weekend in New Orleans... This poor guy was using his shoe for a pillow.

This was another very talented street performer.

This was another very talented street performer.

We had an authentic Cajun food experience- we bought 2 pounds of boiled crayfish and a baguette at Winn Dixie supermarket and feasted on them in the parking lot, sitting on our camping chairs right by our van.

We had an authentic Cajun food experience- we bought 2 pounds of boiled crayfish and a baguette at Winn Dixie supermarket and feasted on them in the parking lot, sitting on our camping chairs right by our van.

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Antonio Gil 3 months ago

Great street pictures throughout. Great to see so many people together celebrating.

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Steveandjustyna Nomads Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months ago

Thank you!
Throughout the day, the atmosphere in New Orleans was very celebratory. You could tell everyone was enjoying the moment, the freedom of socializing with each other...

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