In an era when automobiles rule the streets, it is a bit unusual to find streets lined with hitching posts. Such is the case in the French Quarter in New Orleans. However, here you will find horse-pulled carriages in this section of town, for the benefit of the tourists, that wish to travel the crowded streets in style for all to see. So it is not uncommon to find these French Quarter hitching posts on many of the blocks. Most are weathered, which only adds to the character of these street decorations.