Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

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by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
     
 

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The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter. A

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The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter. A leisurely meal under a canopy of wisteria.

In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the unique charm that makes New Orleans alluring: Mardi Gras, the Cabildo, Jackson Square, the Court of the Two Sisters, St. Louis Cemetery, the Jazz Festival, the River Road Plantations, the Cajun country, sumptuous Creole cuisine, and Audubon’s Aquarium of the Americas. In fascinating detail—on everything from the making of Mardi Gras, Napolean’s death mask, the city’s inspired architectural and garden designs, and favorite author hangouts to famous New Orleanians and Aunt Sally’s Creole pralines—Very New Orleans celebrates the city, the Cajun country, the people, and our history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565124479
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
01/20/2006
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
282,366
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler is the author and illustrator of Very New Orleans, Very Charleston, and Very California. Her watercolors and oil paintings are represented by Shaw Gallery in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida. She and her husband live in Melbourne, Florida, when they’re not traveling.

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Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
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This book seems to fill niche and be a reminder of what New Orleans was like immediately prior to Katrina. There is no other American city like it--what a loss. May it rise from its own pyre.