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Canadian centre for architecture

I had been to the Architecture museum before but had never had a guided tour. This time I did and it made the experience all the more interesting. This is the baby of a formidable woman called Phyllis Lambert. She managed to save one of the last remaining homes on what is now René Lévesque […]

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Botanical garden

It was a glorious day, perfect for a stroll through the botanical garden… The Chinese garden is ready for the lantern festival. The lake is decorated for a dragon boats race…     I saw some exotic flowers… the ones on the left had huge round leaves…the ones on the right were luminous…   These […]

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New Orleans story.

OK so I cheated a bit and changed the dates of my postings so that you can read the New Orleans story from top to bottom in logical order. I had a wonderful time there, met some fascinating people, ate awesome food and only wish I could have stayed longer to visit the plantations. The […]

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New Orleans

I have been hesitating between posting my New Orleans story here or on the travel side. I was only there for 2 days which does not really allow a thorough exploration so I am tempted to post it here, as a teaser… New Orleans is set to “celebrate” the one year anniversary of hurricane Katrina. […]

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French quarter

While in the French quarter I visited several buildings. The cathedral is the most imposing as it can be seen from far away and it stands in front of a lovely park.     Right next to it is a musuem called the Cabildo…it is located in a 200 year old house and holds an […]

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The Garden district

This area is south of the french quarter, past the warehouse district. I had been told not to miss it and I am thankful that I went. It is a lovely neighbourhood nestled between St Charles street and the Mississippi. Gorgeous old homes with verandhas that just call for a cold drink, a wicker chair […]

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Suitcase returned

My suitcase WAS returned to me…and I had a wonderful time in New Orleans. I am in the process of editing the photos and writing the story….

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Mardi Gras

Besides Katrina, or BEFORE Katrina, the first thing that came to mind when one thought of New Orleans was Mardi Gras. This is traditionally the day when people party one last time before lent starts…This is probably a legacy from the French as they even have the King’s cake that I have talked about before… […]

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Tighter security

I made it to New Orleans! Which is more than I can say for my suitcase! Normally it would not be so bad as I always carry all my toiletries and meds and a change of clothes in my carry on…BUT with security being what is has been lately, I only packed my laptop in […]

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Terrorist scare…

I left home at 5:30 this morning to catch a flight. I glanced at the papers but did not turn on the radio so I was unaware of the news about a terrorist plot uncovered in London… I found the security check to be more thorough than usual but figured it was due to the […]