"Wrought Iron in the Quarter" French Quarter Tip by maestrousmc
French Quarter, New Orleans: 55 reviews and 93 photos
Wrought iron balconies lining the narrow streets of New Orleans historic Vieux Carré are one of the French Quarter's most prominent and memorable features.
A French Quarter balcony often serves as a means of expression for the buildings inhabitants. Balconies frequently resemble a tropical garden teaming with ivy, bromelaids, begonias and ferns. Others use their elevated display cases to exhibit personal treasures ? everything from art to suits of armor.
The adjective most often used to describe New Orleans French Quarter balconies is lacy. Lacy wrought iron strikes me as an oxymoron, but the unique characteristics of wrought iron, especially its strength, resistance to rust and malleability do make wrought iron the ideal material for balconies and other ornamental ironwork.
Address: French Quarter
Directions: Anywhere in the French Quarter, particularly North of St. Ann Street. Just look up
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