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Founded to serve as the capital of France's vast overseas empire, New Orleans has gone on to survive wars, invasions, floods, hurricanes, plagues, fires, and financial panics. Today it is a romantic city of secret gardens, handsomely restored mansions, murmuring fountains, legendary ghosts, Creole cuisine, and hot jazz. Both sin and saintliness, high-life and low, flourish under tropical skies; and its centuries-long flirtations with disaster have given its people a reckless, pleasure-loving philosophy that is acted out in its streets and squares, courtyards and terraces.New Orleans's colorful atmosphere and strange history are magnificently captured in this handsome volume-a tour not only of the famous sights but also of the many places tourists seldom see. Here, too, are the stories of the heroes and the villains, great ladies and prostitutes, who have inhabited the city's curiously ornamented buildings-and of the phantoms that haunt those buildings still. The text is illustrated by superb photographs reproducing all of New Orleans beauty, from the serenity of the surrounding plantations and bayous to the French Quarter, the riverfront, the celebrated restaurants, and the mad excitement of Mardi Gras. Romantic New Orleans is a portrait of a unique city, drenched in history, which seems miraculously to have returned from the whirlpool of time.

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An insideris tour into the heart of New Orleans, its neighborhoods, homes, food, music, and festivals are detailed in this illustrated volume.

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Readers will learn of the city's origins, deeply rooted in Creole society and plantation life. An insider's tour into the heart of New Orleans, its neighborhoods, homes, food, music, and festivals are detailed in this illustrated volume.

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ISBN:
9780882894966
Author:
Reens, Louis
Author:
Reens, Louis
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - South - New Orleans
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Series Volume:
map I-1420 (NK-16)
Publication Date:
19860831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10.04x8.17x.36 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An insideris tour into the heart of New Orleans, its neighborhoods, homes, food, music, and festivals are detailed in this illustrated volume.
"Synopsis" by , Readers will learn of the city's origins, deeply rooted in Creole society and plantation life. An insider's tour into the heart of New Orleans, its neighborhoods, homes, food, music, and festivals are detailed in this illustrated volume.
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