Tuesday, September 19, 2017 : New Orleans


We spend the day visiting New Orleans, a city rich with music and history to an extent we were far from suspecting.

 

After breakfast, we drive to Fats Domino's house for a few pictures. The house looks closed, it sounds odd that anyone would live there.

 

Later, we visit Chalmette battlefield. Waged in January 1815, this battle was meant to give the British control of the Mississipi and, perhaps, to attack the Americans from behind. But history decided otherwise, and the Americans won a brilliant victory.

 

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Louis Armstrong statue

 

Back in the city, we visit Louis Armstrong Park, across the street from our hotel. This park showcases many statues of jazz singers and musicians, including Mahalia Jackson, Sydney Bechet and, of course, the great Satchmo.

 

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Bourbon Street

 

We walk to the French Quarter again.

 

After several attempts, I buy a phone card with unlimited calls and text messages to France.

 

After resting at the hotel for a while, we have a fast dinner and spend the evening in a Bourbon Street (I really enjoy the name !) bar, where an outstanding band is playing.