I just got back from spending some time down South with Amy in New Orleans. Each day was filled with unique experiences, sight and smells! I have some thoughts to ponder through my next post on the clash of spirituality in New Orleans, but for this blog post I just wanted to relive the unique world of ‘Nawlins" and see where your favorite place is in the world.
Okay, where to begin…The architecture in the French quarter was stunningly beautiful…The city is slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Katrina, and while many buildings are still empty or in desperate need of repair, many were saved from severe damage, and others have been repaired. We saw wild above ground cemeteries reminiscent of Europe, rode the street cars, walked the Mississippi waterfront area, ate Beignets at Cafe’ Dumonde at 1:00 am, and listened to some incredible Blues. Lingered in historic Jackson Square…the St. Louis Cathedral which still holds
Mass daily at 7:30 am (just in case you had a long night on Bourbon
Street and needed to do some confessing!)was beautiful, and we toured the Upper and Lower 9th Ward, where the breech in the levee destroyed
everything. Still, 3 years later, 50% of the people have not returned.
Here is a quick visual tour of the unique culture of New Orleans…then after you look comment back at your favorite place in the world and why you love it!
Okay…so where was YOUR favorite place on the planet…and why did it impact you!!