I lived on 1774 Esplanade, two blocks north of Clairborne and the I-10 highway. Under that highway is a experience in itself as people will have parties under it on the weekends.
I Google mapped and was able to actually see my old place...all of it, and it looks very nice. This is amazing!!! I can see it clearly from the bird's eye view and from the street level!!!
I was able to walk my dog-and my cat
- around the block. Definitely a sight to see.
At those apartments, I was the token white guy and learned much, in some cases even contrary to the advice from my neighbors. What I found unusual was their warnings to avoid the Bayou Classic. I'll tell you, it was one most enlightening experiences ever.
The whole French Quarter was filled with black college students who actually had true goals for their lives. They were there for fun, not trouble. Trouble would arise when locals got into the festivities.
The same type of locals who ruined Fat Tuesday...
I never really had any problems with the city and basically walked around wherever I heard music playing. Every part of every neighborhood has musical noise emanating from it. It is a beautiful, noisy and aromatically delicious city. It is a city of the physical senses and a city that needs to get it sense of worth back too.
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