…..just a good pair of shoes. – James Carville. And an open mind. Long considered a place of debauchery and overt sin (what with its booze, crazy street antics and reputation for “saucy” entertainment) the City of New Orleans is all of that, and so much more. New Orleans, located in the southeastern part of the United States, is a city rich in history, culture, and diversity. And its history has left a lot behind, for us to discover, learn about and explore. You can read more out this city’s colourful background, of course, but one feature to truly slow down and savour is its architecture. And what better way to do that than to walk. Watch the video below, courtesy of Architectural Digest. download it to your mobile device and simply wander. New Orleans is a real-life gumbo.
Here’s a short history of New Orleans, designed to provide visitors with a glimpse into its fascinating past. Before European exploration, Native American tribes, including the Chitimacha, Houma, and Choctaw, inhabited the area that would become New Orleans. These tribes relied on the region’s abundant natural resources, including fish, game, and fertile land for agriculture. However, In 1699, the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville established a settlement named “La Nouvelle-Orléans” in honor of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. The French established New Orleans as a strategic trading post along the Mississippi River, which eventually became the capital of French Louisiana. The city thrived under French rule, attracting immigrants from France, Africa, and the Caribbean.
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