One muggy afternoon we rode a National Historic Landmark,  the St. Charles Streetcar,  through the Garden District in New Orleans.

This area was originally known and named for the spacious gardens surrounding the mansions.  The “Garden District” is now known for its architecture more than gardens.

I didn’t have a lot of time to compose these pictures.

They were taken from a forward facing seat in a moving streetcar.

I was only able to identify one of the homes.

Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion

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Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.
Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.
We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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