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Good news about New Orleans? 
4th-Sep-2005 02:08 am
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Just reading on msn.com, and they listed some of the historic spots in New Orleans and what the current status was. Don't know how much we can trust this info, but a couple of things were good news:

St. Louis Cathedral, still standing. Not sure how damaged, but it's still there. Wonder how Jackson Square, the beautiful park right outside fared . . . I can feel myself sitting on a bench there right this minute.

Cafe du Monde, still standing. I love this spot, for whatever reason. So close to the Mississippi River, I automatically figured it was underwater. (Makes me want a beignet!)

St. Louis Cemetery is in the flood area, so no word on how bad it is. Marie Laveau's grave is probably destroyed (can't believe she'd let that happen). I wonder about the chapel nearby (Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church?) and the mysterious saint inside.

Part of the facade of Commander's Palace was destroyed. No mention of Lafayette Cemetery right across the street.

The U.S. Mint building (now a museum that Charlie and I visited a few years ago) is still standing, but no word on how much damage inside.

Pat O'Brien's and Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop escaped the floods.

We were really planning a trip back to New Orleans next winter/spring. I doubt we'll be going now.

This city will come back, but it will take a long time to heal, I think, both in body and spirit.
Comments 
4th-Sep-2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Ohhhh ... thank you for this. We vacationed there many years ago and stayed in the French Quarter. YOur post made me feel so much better. *hugs*
4th-Sep-2005 08:08 pm (UTC) - Wow.
I wish I could picture all this. But I'm so glad to hear about places that survived! Wonderful news.

Thanks for sharing, MM.

Love,

Bri
4th-Sep-2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear this. I hope it's a good sign, because it would be horrible to lose the charm of this city, not to mention the history and culture. Thanks for the post!
4th-Sep-2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks MM for making me feel a little better about that poor city.

I never had the opportunity to visit there and it's nice to hear about some of the special places that survived.
6th-Sep-2005 06:32 am (UTC)
I went to Orleans once for part of mardi gras or the jazz festival (don't remember). Anyway I was really wasted most of the time but I remember it was wonderful. there were so many good looking guys lol!
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