Sight Seeing in the French Quarter – Architecture and Historical Homes

One of the greatest draws of the French Quarter is the interesting buildings. If you’re a student of architecture or if you just love looking at interesting, unique, and historical homes every street holds a treasure trove from end to end. In fact when folks decide to remodel their homes in the Quarter they have to retain the original character of the buildings.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

Old homes in the French Quarter almost always have intimate architectural detals such as very fance wood moldings, arched windows and doors, shutters, and steps.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

You can sometimes spend an hour just studying the front of a building and still find more qualities about it that makes it unique to the owner or the area.

Some of the larger homes in the Quarter have been converted into bed and breakfasts or small hotels. If you think the outside of the buildings are interesting you should spend a few nights inside of one. It’s a huge difference than staying in a big box hotel.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

Many of the buildings in the French Quarter are famous throughout the world like the Cornstalk Fence Hotel.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

Almost all buildings in the Quarter have a story behind them. The Cornstalk Fence Hotel which I was told was once featured in a television soap opera for an episode or two has such a story. I’ve heard that a very rich man didn’t want his his new bride to get homesick for her Midwestern roots so he built the cornstalk fence in front, thus it’s name.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

Some folks have figured out that if they have enough plants they can even find a little privacy on their balcony.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home


French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

 

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

And even though the tiny little house below looks a little run down it’s a favorite of many photographers because of all the character it has.

French Quarter Home

French Quarter Home

So if browsing interesting buildings is something you enjoy the famous French Quarter of New Orleans is guaranteed to please. Come on down!

Unique Transportation

Every now and then I like to share some photos of the unique modes of transportation I run acoss on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, be it horse drawn carriages or expensive sports cars. It’s always interesting to see what’s rolling down Bourbon Street.

Buggy Ride

Buggy Ride

Of course you’ll see plenty of buggies passing through. They are slow, leisurely, and often entertaining with the right driver. Some folks have mentioned they are somewhat expensive but that’s just the cost of green energy policies.

Buggy Ride

Buggy Ride

If you drive to Bourbon Street and have a fine car to show off you will not be dissappointed. People love fine automobiles and love to get their photos taken next to them.

Beautiful Cars

Beautiful Cars

If you do bring an expensive auto into the French Quarter you may want to get it to a safe place before it gets too late in the evening because some folks tend to get intoxicated and you may end up with a drunk across the hood.

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce

Don’t forget that there’s actully a school zone on Bourbon Street and even if you drive a Rolls you still have to slow down and watch for children.

Fast Cars

Fast Cars

You may cruise through the French Quarter in your Ferrari but don’t be surprised to see a horse drawn carriage keeping pace with you. The Ferrar might be more of a chick magnet though I’m not sure because I’ve always found chicks dig horses for some reason, probably not the ones attached to a wagon though.

The street cars can bring you right up to the end of Bourbon Street and the edge of the French Quarter but they don’t actually go into it.

Street Car

Street Car

Check back later for more updates on the wild rides on Bourbon Street.

Posters of Bourbon Street

If you’re looking for posters, prints, or photos to frame of Bourbon Street or the French Quarter you should check out the links below.
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Dress Anyway You Want

There’s certainly no dress code for visiting Bourbon Street. That’s one of the many things that makes it such an interesting place to be, especially for those of us who enjoy people watching.

No Dress Codes

No Dress Codes

Whatever you do don’t forget to take some photos. And don’t forget to share them on our Facebook page.

 

 

Surprise Surprise!

You never know what you might see on Bourbon Street and nothing could demonstrate that better than the annual World Naked Bike Ride. We’ve censored this photo for family safe viewing but it wasn’t censored in real life. So when you visit Bourbon Street get ready to be surprised now and then. Of course that’s what makes it interesting.

Naked Bike Ride

Naked Bike Ride

Bourbon Street Facebook Tops 50,000

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and “Liked” our Bourbon Street Facebook page. With your help we are now over fifty thousand strong and that makes for a great collection of photos and information to share. If you haven’t been to our Facebook page yet just click on the link below the header near the top of any page on the website. Don’t forget to share your photos from your visit to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.