As it goes on, it will shift to food I encountered along the way.
June 19, a.m.-Amtrak Train #1 leaves New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Long Bridge peak and crosses the Mississippi River. a.m-Train passes through two large railroad yards, then enters an assortment of very dense woods alternating with sugar cane fields.
During the past two weeks I have been on vacation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in numerous venues throughout the American Southwest, a place I love.
During the sojourn, I have kept my Dining Diary pretty rigorously. The first part is largely about railroads, a longtime hobby of mine.
WWNO’s Tegan Wendland met up with James Murley, Miami-Dade’s chief resilience officer, to talk about how the tourist mecca is grappling with these challenges.
The cathedral in the French Quarter of the city seen from across Decatur Street opposite Jackson Square is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. Today, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
The city was founded in 1718 as La Nouvelle-Orléans by Sieur de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the population decreased, now in 2015 the city has a population of 390,000 inhabitants, 1.26 million people live in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area.
The Streetcars of New Orleans are a tourist attraction as well as an integral part of the city's public transportation network with currently four operating streetcar lines.
New Orleans is also world-famous for its music, particularly as the birthplace of jazz. Places: the French Quarter (Vieux Carré, the oldest neighborhood in the city), Jackson Square, in the center of Vieux Carre district is surrounded by buildings dating from the days of Spanish Louisiana, the square was in 1803 the scene of the transfer of Louisiana from Spain to France and from France to the United States.