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A WALK ALONG DECATUR ST. - APR 04, 2005

 

It may not be as talked about as Bourbon St., but Decatur too has much to offer, and is a "must do" on your New Orleans trip. Though not as famous (or infamous) as its nocturnal cousin, Decatur oozes a good amount of the New Orleans charisma. The French Market, Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral are all along this street. It runs along the banks of the great Mississippi, which is definitely an added plus.

 

You can stop at every step to experience the city's art scene in the paintings, live jazz, tattoo art and even live street performances. 

 

Tip: If you only have a few hours to spare and want to sight see the French Quarter, I recommend that you cover Decatur by day and Bourbon by night. It will be best if you can start at the west end of Decatur some three hours before sunset and head towards the French Market. And as it gets dark, cross over to Bourbon and start heading westward again. Of course, feel free to take your own sweet time to make it to the other end. 

 

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I have always wanted to photograph subjects such as the one here. I clicked this picture in Jackson Square. Its always very interesting to photograph artists at work. In New Orleans, you will have plenty of opportunity. But make sure you ask before you click.

 

 

 

 

 

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