Quintessential New Orleans? French Quarter? by rhoing

Quintessential New Orleans? French Quarter?

The wrought iron work and flower baskets on the balconies may be common in other places, but to me this is quintessential New Orleans and its French Quarter. Corner of Chartres & Conti Streets ("kingfish kitchen & cocktails" on the corner).

We had breakfast at Café Pontalba, opposite Café du Monde on Jackson Square, http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/cafe_pontalba/ »
» Breakfast Po-Boy
» Crab Cakes Benedict
It was a wonderful last meal before boarding our afternoon train north.

After our late breakfast we strolled through French Market once more. At Southern Candymakers we bought some fudge for our cat-sitter and pralines for us to have on the 14-hour train ride.

From Southern Candymakers, http://www.southerncandymakers.com/ » “There is truly no other confection that says both Southern and New Orleans more than the classic pecan praline. Our original creamy pecan pralines are no stranger to acclaim, from winning the Atlanta Gourmet Show’s Best Candy award to being listed as the best in America by Bon Appétit magazine. Similar to candied pecans, only creamier, pecan pralines resemble a cookie, but are actually a crumbly candy patty we make from fresh cream, butter, sugar, and Louisana pecans.”
Super-sweet, but occasional samplings helped sustain us on the train!

1 year ago (“Orchid cactus”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-04-10
2 years ago (“Upside-down greenhouse”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-04-10
3 years ago (“Rectangles”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-04-10
4 years ago (“A ‘birthday pitcher’?”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-04-10

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Great shot Thom! I've been there!
May 11th, 2015  
Oh yes, I know the corner well.
May 11th, 2015  
I assume that is a portion of those famous balconies
May 11th, 2015  
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