Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Orleans Day 2

Day two started with breakfast in the hotel again, and then a leisurely wander around the French Quarter again. At 1pm we boarded a bus for a tour around New Orleans, based around hurricane Katrina. Our tour guide was excellent, and we got to see a lot of New Orleans, and hear more about the city and how things are set up to try to prevent the tragedy that occurred there six years ago. It was a moving, but very interesting tour to take.

(I have no pictures of the tour. It just didn't feel right to be taking pictures of areas where loss, grief and tragedy associated with the hurricane are still obvious.)

Following the tour we went back to the hotel to have a little rest before we headed down to the banks of the Mississippi for dinner.

We had booked earlier in the day to go on a dinner cruise on an old paddle steamer boat the "Natchez" where they not only feed you, but also entertain you with - you guessed it - live jazz.

Oh, so much good music in such a small amount of time!

The sky also graced us with a stunning sunset behind they city. It was a beautiful evening, and a great way to end our time in New Orleans.

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