New Orleans: A Photographic Tour

New Orleans: A Photographic Tour

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by Carol M. Highsmith
     
 

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New Orleans—the Crescent City—is Latin mañana, French joie de vivre, African-American effervescence, Italian zest, and Uptown Creole pomp, all stirred with a dash of southern indolence into a savory cultural gumbo both fascinating and unique. The historic sights and rhythmic sounds, tantalizing tastes and exotic aromas of old New

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New Orleans—the Crescent City—is Latin mañana, French joie de vivre, African-American effervescence, Italian zest, and Uptown Creole pomp, all stirred with a dash of southern indolence into a savory cultural gumbo both fascinating and unique. The historic sights and rhythmic sounds, tantalizing tastes and exotic aromas of old New Orleans linger with visitors long after they have left the languid Queen City of the South.
A city of lively and varied charms, New Orleans offers a wealth of pleasures for the senses. From the historic French Quarter, with its ornate wrought-iron balconies, triple-spired St. Louis Cathedral, and elegant bistros to the ultra-modern Louisiana Superdome; from the peaceful contemplative beauty of the Ursuline Convent to the madness of Mardi Gras, with its colorful floats and zany carnival krewes; from Bourbon Street jazz to the St. Charles Avenue streetcar; from the famous above-ground cemeteries to the wildly popular buggy tour; from the feasts of St. Joseph's Altar to fabled Antoine's, Commander's Palace to the Café Du Monde; from Tulane and Loyola Universities to nearby Parlange Plantation; from the Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop to the Voodoo Museum to Preservation Hall; from the statue of Louis Armstrong to the monument of Robert E. Lee; from the Riverwalk shopping pavilion to riverboats moving lazily along the Mississippi as it slowly rolls on—New Orleans, A Photographic Tour, a dazzling portrait in words and pictures, perfectly captures this city's style and verve.
New Orleans: A Photographic Tour is the perfect memento for anyone who has ever visited the city, and a peerless gift for anyonewho wishes to savor the Big Easy's special tang and allure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760756867
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Series:
Photographic Tour Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 12.46(h) x 0.46(d)

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New Orleans 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought a picture book would have pictures in it, hense the name 'PICTURE BOOK'. This book has a very small picture in the corner of pages here and there. and then it has huge pictures that cover a whole page and goes on to cover half of another page. I was looking for a nice size picture book to cut and frame beautiful pictures and thought this would be great; It was not. Being from New Orleans i do not believe this book does the city justice.