New Orleans, LA

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New Orleans, LA

Post by Das Troll » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:25 am

Whew I could go on for hours talking about my all time favorite place in the country to visit. The food, the booze, the loose women. All of it is a delight for the senses and a sledge hammer blow to your wallet.

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This rather photogenic scene is Jackson Square. Behind me is the famous Cafe Du Mond. They sell powdered donuts called beignets. This place is always packed as it is open 24/7. Go super early or super late to actually get a table. The beignets are reasonably priced also.

As it is during Mardi Gras when I took these pictures, this is a common sight. Colors, streamers, and tons of beads that you think are cool your first day or so when you visit. By the end of things you hate the things and wish that people would stop chucking them at your face.

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One of my favorite parts of being in the French Quarter is the utter lack of respect people who live there have for the people who visit. They literally booby trap their walls around their properties. Often times with broken glass or rotating metal spikes as you can see.

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I suggest everyone visit this place at least twice. Once when Mardi Gras isn't going on and once when it is. Be warned though, there are scammers, grifters, whores, drug dealers, and pick pockets everywhere and they can spot a tourist from a mile away. If anyone says "I bet I can guess where you got those shoes" keep walking. Never give money to any homeless person, and never get in a fight.

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Re: New Orleans, LA

Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:07 am

I've always wanted to go there, and seeing these pics makes me want to go even more.
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Re: New Orleans, LA

Post by Das Troll » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 pm

I'd go more often if I could. Mardi Gras is only one thing to do. You can also go for Voodoofest or Jazzfest. If I had the money I'd move there for a year and live directly in the quarter. After 12 months of insanity I think I'd never want to come back though. The shit I've seen just walking around in broad daylight is enough to make you shake your head.

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Re: New Orleans, LA

Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:49 am

Mardi Gras would be awesome. If I can ever pony up the money I'm going for sure. But yeah, I've heard it's fucking wild down there.
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