Anyone who has heard of New Orleans has heard of the French Quarter. It’s a unique part of town that has a character and feel all it’s own. It’s a part of town that never seems to sleep, unless of course you are there at 4:30 in the morning. That is about the time we arrived, long after and before the crowds that normally fill the street.
It is also the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. Most of the present-day historic buildings were constructed during the late 18th century, during the city’s period of Spanish rule, and reflect Spanish colonial architecture.