Tag Archives: Tours

     I am a lover of history, and the physical remanent’s of lives long gone (In other words, I like exploring old buildings).     I have been mightily impressed with the vast majority of historic sites in Louisiana- especially the remaining plantation homes on River Road.      I like my probing ( sometimes trespassing…oops) […]

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     I’d like to have an honest conversation about New Orleans’ lower ninth ward.     First, ‘lower’ refers to the area being ‘below’ sea level’ and not a moral decree.     Second, it was originally swamp, and used as fishing camps. It became populated by poor minorities (yes- even whites) because the land was […]

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     The ground was broken for the construction of Stan Hywet Hall in 1912. Three years later, in time for Christmas, the F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling family took residency.      Just a little country estate, not to pretentious, not to grand. Just make it comfortable, insisted Gertrude. Though ‘comfortable’ is not what I would […]

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     Yesterday I was acting tour guide for two of my nephews-in-law (is there such a thing?) who are visiting New Orleans, and us, for Jazz Fest.      Yes, they must do Bourbon, and The Bulldog, and the Quarter, and the Lafitte’s, but one should also see a ‘Big House’.     Think ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ […]

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