Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wonderful quote about the French Quarter

My lovely friend, Andrea, shared a great quote about the French Quarter. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you too :)

I am currently reading Fabulous New Orleans. It was first published in 1928, so obviously some opinions, etc., are dated, but it has some interesting parts for die-hard New Orleans lovers.

“My advice to you is to stay for a while in the old section of the city, sit for a time in Jackson Square and let the old world charm you. Give the atmosphere a chance to lull you. Take your time and wander slowly; look twice at the old houses, they are worth it. Talk to the beggars in the street; talk to any one you chance to meet. The natives of the Quarter are pleasant people and they will gladly tell you anything they happen to know."

— Lyle Saxon
Fabulous New Orleans

Photo ~ The beautiful St Louis Cathedral anchoring Jackson Square in the French Quarter

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