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.


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.