Charles Avenue Streetcar and Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans

Charles Avenue Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world.   It began in 1835 as a horse drawn streetcar, was electrified in 1893 and we are going to ride it today.

Here is the famous Charles Avenue Streetcar

This streetcar, Charles Avenue Streetcar, was the inspiration for the Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire.   The play opened on Broadway December 3, 1947.  Charles Avenue is famous for beautiful homes belonging to the elite of New Orleans. Let’s see some houses.

Nice house. Second floor balcony

We liked this one, especially the second floor balcony.

Beautiful

Many buildings are now public use, museums and universities.   Families live here also.

Entrance to playground

Nice playground here for young humans.  Another large, attractive home.

Nice house

Tan is a good color.   Many of the homes are all white, so this is a nice change.

Loyola University

This is the New Orleans branch of Loyola University.   Here is the site of Gilbert Academy, New Orleans University.

Gilbert Academy

One of only a few, Black Educational Institutions, under the auspices of the Methodist church, from 1873-1949.  Palmer Park looks nice.

Palmer Park

There is so much to see on Charles Avenue.    But all good things must end.   We rode the streetcar to the end of the line and are now back where we started.  All passengers must exit now.

Charles Avenue Streetcar leaving

We enjoyed our ride on the Charles Avenue Streetcar.   Well, let’s find some food.   Heading back to Bourbon Street, we want to eat at Pat O’Brien’s.

Pat O’Brien’s is a popular place

A lot of people have the same idea.  Since we will be ordering a meal, we are seated in this area.

Area for dining

This seating area is closest to the kitchen.   Our food was delicious.   Humans ate rather taking pictures of us with their meals.   After eating we walked through the large outdoor patio for enjoying beverages and appetizers.

Huge patio for socializing with a few beverages

We loved this display.

So beautiful

New Orleans is so much fun.   Many things to see and do, constant music, delicious food and great weather for enjoying outdoor dining.   We hope you visit New Orleans soon and enjoy a variety of activities, relax and have fun.

Bourbon Street Late Afternoon in New Orleans with Zeb and Soapy Duck

Can we ride in the horse carriage?

Horse Carriage

Moms said yes.   We love slow horse carriage rides.   And we see more.   This is a great way to see New Orleans.

From horse carriage

Going down these narrow streets is fun.  Our guide and driver told us wonderful stories about New Orleans and the French Quarter. We rode for about 30 minutes and we loved it.   But when we got off, Soapy’s mom wasn’t ready to leave the horse.

Such a nice horse

She and the horse had a few moments to bond.  We ducks loved the horse too, but we kept our distance.   We walked a few blocks back to Bourbon Street.   Our moms don’t drink and my mom doesn’t like the dark, so we went late in the afternoon.  **We ate at Cornet Restaurant; sitting on the balcony we had a great view of Bourbon Street.

From Cornet Restaurant

We ordered two different sampler platters.  Those moms started eating before photos.   Oh well, it was all delicious.  Looking from our table, we saw the silver man.

Silver Man

There was also a gold man.  And people walking down the street with great costumes.

Waking in costume

If you didn’t want to eat at a restaurant, Lucky Dogs cart was near.

Lucky Dogs cart

We saw these carts several places in New Orleans.   Our drivers said they were good, but there were too many other restaurants we wanted to try.    After dinner, we planned on walking along Bourbon Street and enjoy all the street entertainment.   But…

Rain on Bourbon Street

The clouds started coming in.   The the wind got stronger.   Soon it was raining on Bourbon Street.   After the rain stopped we found Rev Zombie’s VooDoo shop.

Rev Zombie’s VooDoo Shop

There was really great stuff inside.   We signed up for 5 in 1 Tour by Haunted History Tours.   Drew was our guide and he was great.   Very informative and he is a wonderful story teller.   We didn’t see ghosts, but the history and ghost stories were really fun.  Tour ended a few blocks from our hotel, so we walked home.   Remember we mentioned awhile ago the in New Orleans we heard music everywhere.   This sign shows how much they really love the music.

Music

Another fabulous time in New Orleans.