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Steve Gardner plays Bourbon Street Tokyo Mardi Gras 2007

Mississippi Steve Gardner with the Bottleneck Blues Band play the 2007 Bourbon Street Tokyo, Mardi Gras in Roppongi. (Tokyo, JAPAN) Members-Steve Gardner, Hisa Nakase, Yu Ojima, Macoto Takahashi.

Duration : 0:4:27

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Looking For New Orleans Tourism Info.

New Orleans Tourism

Looking For New Orleans Tourism Info

Looking For New Orleans Tourism Info

does anyone know of the popular tourist attractions in world of New Orleans tourism of the 1920′s were? or even in the 1910′s is okay too. The New Orleans Tourism industry has a long history.

List Of New Orleans Tourism Longtime Attractions:

1910 New Orleans Pelicans (87-53) Baseball team – Shoeless Joe Jackson

Mardi Gras festivities

Bands & Musicians

as a Port city alcohol & women were very popular.

Looking For New Orleans Tourism Info.


New Orleans Locals! What is your favorite thing to do in the French Quarter?

Obviously as locals we all dont do the tourist thing in the French Quarter but wondering who has the best local ideas for things to do in the French Quarter for other LOCALS!

Browse the art galleries on Royal Street. You would be surprised what you find in there, especially the print galleries. There are some really cool and crazy prints in those. Some are very cheap, like under $15 for vintage Mardi Gras posters.


Amanda Shaw: French Quarter Fest 2007, New Orleans

16 year old Cajun fiddling phenom Amanda Shaw leads her band at the French Quarter Festival, April 13 2007. (Too bad the auto-focus was intent on capturing the hat on the guy in front of the camera, instead of the action on the stage!)

Duration : 0:3:26

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Tolly from train station to French Quarter New Orleans?

French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

Is there a street car that runs from the train station to the French Quarter New Orleans? If not, then whats the best, inexpensive way to travel from there to the French Quarter New Orleans?

 

Transportation to and from the French Quarter New Orleans.

The first answer is a bit off, and the train station is about 12 blocks (almost a mile) from the edge of the French Quarter New Orleans. The French Quarter New Orleans is the best known neighborhood in the city. Many people forget that the French Quarter is in fact a neighborhood. People live and work in the French Quarter. Many live in the French Quarter but work outside the French Quarter.

The nearest streetcar line to the train station is the one for Saint Charles Avenue. The closest stop is several blocks away at the corner of Howard Avenue and Carondolet Street

The website for the Transit Authority is: www.norta.com.

If you have luggage it is best to take a taxi to the French Quarter New Orleans. Taxis are not expensive in the French Quarter New Orleans. If you want to take the streetcar, the staff at the train station can give you directions to the nearest stop.

Hope you have a great time in the French Quarter New Orleans!

 

French Quarter New Orleans


HEAVY BRASS Part One

A silent musical comedy from New Orleans. . . if you can imagine that.

Duration : 7 min 35 sec

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What time do bars on bourbon street close on the weekends?


They close??? I haven’t been post Katrina, but the last time I was there there were still clubs open at 4 and bars already ope at 9 when I started over.


Is it safe to visit the French Quarter?

With the stories in the headlines that crime is up in the French Quarter, people are questioning whether to stay in the Quarter or not. I live here by choice and love it.  Here is an example of what others are saying.

 

French Quarter-Bourbon_Street-New_Orleans

French Quarter-Bourbon_Street-New_Orleans

My sister and I are in our early twenties and would like to visit and stay in New Orleans French Quarter, but we are a bit weary from everything we’ve heard. We mostly want to visit one of their many cemeteries, plantations and go on a swamp boat ride.
Would it be safe to stay at a hotel in the french quarter?
I’ve already heard if we go, not to dress nicely and at night not to walk on the sidewalk where the cars are parked (I guess people like to jump out from behind them and mug tourists)
Any other advice for us?

As an end of college road trip this past June, me and 5 other girls (all 21 or 22) took a road trip down to New Orleans. And it was a wonderful trip! But it is crowded, and lots of drunk people around every turn. Here are my tips and advice for young women traveling the French quarter alone:

1.On the weekends on Bourbon street they have mounted police.
2.We stayed at the Holliday Inn French quarter, there was a door man (guard) every day and night.
3.Stay in eye site of each other when walking around, it is very easy to become separated. (in bars go to the bathroom together even, not as important for restaurants)
4.If you feel tired or threatened walk into the nearest hotel lobby and sit down. No one is going to mess with you in a hotel lobby, and as long as you walk in and act like you belong you will not be asked to leave. (I have done this several times)
5.I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe when walking around bourbon street day or night or at the plantations and other tourist sites.
6.Do not carry all your money on you at once.
7.Keep emergency credit card numbers in you room incase your cards are stolen.
8.Use Common Sense
9.The ghost tours are a fun and really show you the history of the area.
10.Ask for advice on places to go from you hotel desk or restaurants or bars, not the stands on the street.
11.Visit Jackson square, especially during the day. Artists are out showing off their works. Also selling them.
12.You can barging for your purchases at the French Market.
13.Enjoy your self!

It is a great city with the culture unlike any other. Go and have fun. Do not worry, about what could happen. Use common sense and things will end up ok.

(Also if you enjoy Piano Bars, Pat O’ Brians has a wonderful one and the best hamburger I have ever had is in a restaurant right across the street from side entrance, I believe it was called Yo Mammas)

 

Resources:

 

New Orleans Police Department

New Orleans French Quarter Information


Mardi Gras brawl

Fight on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras broken up by the cops.

Duration : 0:1:34

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Sting – Moon Over Bourbon Street – live acoustic version 1985

It’s Robbie Coltrane (Cracker , Harry Potter) that’s running away at the beginning. Shot at the end by Jools Holland (Squeeze).

Recorded in 1985, the same year that the LP was released, this recording is acoustic based like the Twilight version.

Duration : 0:3:27

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