Posts tagged "NOLA"

How will the newly arrived Tulane and Loyola students be evacuated from NOLA (in case it happens)?

I so hope it doesn’t!

I put up with Katrina, then we had to sit through Rita (family lives in Houston), and now … GUSTAV?!

Stupid hurricanes…
And I guess this applies to UNO and Xavier students, too.

I would imagine they’ll charter buses and move those without a place to go to temporary shelters.


Down – Underneath Everything

The song is from the first Down’s album -Nola (1995). I made the video with some cool Down’s photos. Enjoy!
Lyrcs:

Woe to me, battered man
Raise the monolith
Deities my spirit rise
Like days the world forgets – down the
Drain – laid to lame
A fool-ass hearty bliss
Borderline suicide,
Celebrate before my death
Your promised land divide,
That’s why the world lies.
I give up.
That’s enough. I give up.
I’m underneath my life.
Dog in heat, beware the street
Its there you’ll meet your end
Poverty is not for me,
But I’ll take her back again
To prove a point,
To laugh it off, to cross you off my path,
Grip the night, pull the cord,
A much inspired wrath.
Your promised land divide,
That’s where the world lies.
I give up.
That’s enough. I give up.
I’m underneath my life.
Carry me back from the war
And from the lord.

Can we live it from above…

Down’s Official website:

http://www.down-nola.com

Down’s Official Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/downnola

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The Pirates Life on Bourbon St – New Orleans http://www.thepirateslife.com

Justin & Chris on Bourbon St in New Orleans.

http://www.thepirateslife.com

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Going to New Orleans with kids?

Which are some attractions that are cheap, or free specially for kids in Lousiana (Specially around New Orleans) We’ll be there for two weeks. Help!

okay im from new orleans and to be truthfulllyy honest there are lots of fun cheap things in new orleans for children to do
im 17 years old ha ha ha but loveeee kids stuff

Audobon Zoo
Aquarium of The Americas
Insectarium (awesomeee)
I-max theater
—-> the site for all of the above http://www.auduboninstitute.org/

Louisiana Childrens Mueseum ( i love it there)

http://www.lcm.org/

National World War II Mueseum (very educational)

http://www.ddaymuseum.org/

City Park
the kids will love to feed the ducks and Loveee Story Land especially for kids 8 and under its going to be like a disney land for them

http://neworleanscitypark.com/storyland_kids.html

Mardi Gras World

http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

There is alot more in new orleans for kids to enjoy believe me….
I still havent done it all lol
go to
Nola.com
to find attractions , tourist must sees, 5 star resteraunts, hotels and much more
im sure out of all the things i listed abbove you will find somthing your kids will enjoy during your stay..

have a awesommme trip here in New Orleans….
check out the sites i gave you :)


What was the original way New Orleans was pronounced?

I understand the locals normally say N’orlins – Stress on the Nor.
I was just curious if there was an original French way in which Orleans may have been pronounced. Currently I say New Orlins – stress on the Or, but when I was young I would say New Orleens – stress on the leens.

Only Hollywood and tourists call the city N”Awlins.

The original name of the city was in French: Nouvelle Orleans. It is pronounced new vell ore lay on.

There are two "normal” pronunciations today:

New Or le ans (Orleans is 3 syllables)
New Or leans (Orleans is 2 syllables)

The issue is somewhat confused by the fact the City of New Orleans is also (same boundaries) Orleans Parish (parish = county). Everyone says Or leans Parish (Orleans with 2 syllables).


Walter “Wolfman” Washington, French Quarter Festival 2008

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters play a blistering set at the 2008 New Orleans French Quarter Festival.

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Do the strippers take off their bottoms during a lap dance on bourbon street in New Orleans? Not VIP?

Barely Legal mostly.

no

strip clubs are pretty tame compared to most places.

they often will go down to a tiny g string.


New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

When you live in New Orleans, especially the New Orleans French Quarter, you have to be prepared for the unique and unusual. One of my favorite things about New Orleans is its uniqueness. There is always something going on, constantly changing craziness, but yet somehow in all the craziness, the same.   I love sitting at a favorite sidewalk table at a favorite dining spot with my favorite dinner companion.  I have the same evening view of Decatur Street but the dash of different is the constantly changing scene.  Taxis. cars, trucks, motorcycles, horse and buggies, delivery vans and bicycles make up the constant flow of traffic. The flow of people is just as eclectic.  I might and usually do see people I know and definitely some I don’t and still some I don’t care to know. The cool part is meeting new, interesting people that I want to know.  Usually it is because they stop to ask about what is in my plate, or maybe they want directions or even on ocassion because their dog wants to know what is in my plate.

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

The New Orleans Moments Of Mystery Lady In Red

Even though I have seen some very interesting and definitely different sights sitting on that same corner, I have never before left my table and chased one of those sights down to find out who and what they were.  That is until last night. I told y’all I am nosey, but I don’t think many of you would have let this one walk by without asking the obvious questions: ‘Who are you?” and “What are you doing?”.

Let me be the first to introduce you to the “Mystery Monger”.

The Mystery Monger walks around the New Orleans French Quarter in the early or sometimes late evenings offering up “Moments of Mystery”.

For two American dollars you can have your own personal “Moment of Mystery” and where better than the historic Vieux Carre’ that is shrouded in the same.

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

The New Orleans Moments Of Mystery Lady And Mark Talbot

In a cigarette box tray hanging around the Mystery Monger’s neck are assorted, multicolored plastic Mystery (aka Easter) Eggs.  Once you have handed over the price of your “mystery” you get to pick an egg, any egg. I was told each egg holds something different.  Since I only sprung for one, I can only pass on what I was told.

New Orleans Moments Of Mystery

The New Orleans Moments Of Mystery Surprise

Next time you are hanging out in NOLA and spy this mysterious creature, add a little mystery to your evening and purchase your very own Moment of Mystery from the Mystery Monger.  For you nosey people like me, who are hanging on the edge of your seat dying to know what was in my egg, I will share:

Dryer Lint.  Oh, excuse me, two dollars worth of Dryer Lint.

You gotta love this place!  Only in New Orleans!

By Sharon Denise Talbot

Editor of Who Dat Do Dat

People To See, Places To Go, Things To Do In New Orleans Louisiana


12 Yats of Christmas

Pre-Katrina, pre-2000s New Orleans culture comes to life in this parody of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Sadly, practically everything in this video is gone or changed drastically. Most of the businesses, if I’m not mistaken, had disappeared or were sold before my family even moved out of Louisiana in 2000.

Sorry for the mediocre audio/video quality, but the tape is well past its prime as its last recorded program—this sketch—was recorded no later than December 1995 or ’96.

The only thing missing from this is the few opening words—”On the first day of Christmas, my mawmaw gave to me a crawfish they caught…”—but I think the video makes up for it with a nice little surprise at the end.

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Tree Of Life, Audubon Park NOLA (06-27-2010 (03))

http://www.AudubonInstitute.org
http://www.MonumentalTrees.com/en/trees/liveoak/#audubonpark

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