The Ambiance in New Orleans written in 2012 and Riding the Train Called The City of New Orleans, part 1 and part 2, or check all the entries under New Orleans on the side of my blog. To mark its 300th Anniversary New Orleans has had a yearlong series of unique events, festivals, restorations, improvements and more.
Fête des Fromages." This festival, hosted by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, celebrated French cheeses, wine and music. It also offered cheeses from Vermont to California and Switzerland. There was a market where one could buy cheese, and chefs' demonstrations and seminars. (Photos courtesy The Times-Picayune.)
Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) in the 1860s but he and his wife died in 1866 while on board the paddle-wheel steamer The Evening Star on a journey from New York to New Orleans. A hurricane sank the ship off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, and only 6 passengers survived out of the 250. His New Orleans house passed on to his son James Gallier, Jr. (1827-1868,) who was also a successful architect. The two-storied Creole Townhouse stayed in the family until 1917; now it is owned and operated by the non-profit Woman's Exchange. It is a National Historic Landmark. This house museum is furnished in the style of the 1850s and is rated by the New York Times as one of the country's top house museums. The tour started in the double parlor filled with antiques, period objects and art.