"Wrought-Iron in the French Quarter" French Quarter Tip by yooperprof

French Quarter, New Orleans: 55 reviews and 93 photos

  Genteel streetscape
by yooperprof

The French Quarter is like no other neighborhood in the United States. They do things differently here. I love to pay attention to the rich architectural details - especially the abundant wrought iron which adorns houses, shops, restaurants. Isn't it amazing that a pre-modern, pre-industrial society could create a cityscape of wonderful design? Of course, they didn't have to accomodate the cursed automobile. The French Quarter is not car-friendly - do not drive your SUV here. So much of modern America is incredibly ugly - a place like the French Quarter is a deserved slap in the face to every W------T SuperCenter that blights the landscape.

Address: 90 blocks
Directions: between Canal, Rampart, Esplanade and the Mississippi
Phone: 5044731057
Website: http://www.frenchquarter.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2003
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