Wednesday 26 December 2018

New Orleans; Algiers Point, Mississippi River

We went to Algiers Point which is right across the French Quarter but across the Mississippi River.

Full with yet again beautiful old houses it is pretty much the opposite of the French Quarter in the sense that it is very quiet and suburb-like.

During our almost 2 week stay here we practically went and seen all neighborhoods which was pretty cool to do.

I've never seen a town with such a large amount of amazing houses. Even after so many hurricanes, the city has amazing buildings in an amount that is so much more than, for example, San Francisco.

We loved the Christmas decorations which was a lovely extra.

Because we have a car we often just drove slowly and took it all in without killing our feet. We also went to at least 1 thriftshop in each neighborhood and already are piling out in luggage :)

The streets with huge oaks are always my favorite, I'm sure they bring a huge relief of coolness during the hot Louisiana Summers.

Another fun thing about this city is a large number of squirrels, I've never seen so many squirrels in a forest. They are very acrobatic, jumping from roofs, trees and running on electric cables.

Algiers point also has a ferry that goes right to the French Quarter which takes 5 minutes.

We did not do that but instead took a 2-hour boat trip along the Mississipi river.

We were not sure if it would be a total tourist trap but it was actually fantastic.

We had great weather and lunch served on the boat was pretty good too.

The views were mostly industrial, so not amazing, but still it was lovely and the boat was quiet and doesn't rock at all.

This sugar factory typically produces about 2 billion pounds annually, or about 7 million a day. That generally accounts for about 19 percent of the country's cane sugar. It got huge damage during hurricane Katrina but managed to reopen 98 days later. It is more than a hundred years old, est. 1909.

The Mississipi river is the longest River of America.

I loved the amount of Pelicans.

We are leaving New Orleans tomorrow, today we had a calm Christmas day. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

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