Strolling through the Garden District of New Orleans in July is one hot and sticky endeavor. So our pace was slow. I was with my husband.
We read that the neighborhood had gradually been taken possession of by wealthy American Protestants over a century ago. They wanted to get away from the Cajun population in the French Quarter.
I'm told that was all well and fine with the French Canadians. No love was lost.
Here's Our Lady of Bonne Succor below, and I think this is a garden at author Anne Rice's home.
More beautiful houses ahead!
Such grand facades every which way we look! Clearly these people are loaded.
Beautiful manicured lawns and gardens allover.
Some Greek Revival.
Here and there you find smatterings of Roman influence. This Italianate style house below was my favorite. Isn't it lovely?
I was sorry to hear it's supposedly haunted.
I am told that New Orleans is full of ghosts.
I trust many of the stories are highly fabricated and intended to entertain the tourists.
I believe this is the home where Confederate President Jefferson Davis passed away.
Here's Lafayette Cemetery, one of New Orleans oldest ‘cities of the dead’.
I've read that the Catholics were buried above ground and the Protestants, below ground. A little like oil and vinegar?