Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana: Jackson Square

I read somewhere on this trip that there was little doubt that Andrew Jackson was the most popular President in Louisiana. After all, they did name a square after him in the middle of downtown New Orleans.

The area used to be called "Place d'Armes," but was renamed after Jackson's victory over the British in the War of 1812. History majors might remember that the battle was fought after the peace treaty was signed; global communications have improved in speed since then.

The Square is surrounded by several historic buildings, and the French Quarter's most popular areas are nearby.

A walk through the area is always fun. During our visit, we were greeted by Dixieland music from a band that must have had 12 members. Many artists also were enjoying a warm autumn day, painting away in the sun.

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