New Orleans – The Garden District

New Orleans – The Garden District

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When we visited Commander’s Palace we ended up in the Garden District .  Commander’s Palace is defining restaurant in New Orleans ! It was rated the most popular restaurant in New Orleans 18 years in a row by Zagat.

The staff at Commander’s Palace  work hard to ensure you are provided with a true Southern Dining  Experience. You definitely need a reservation –  for lunch or for dinner. The service is exceptional . It is white table cloth dining experience. We had a table right by the window. At lunch time when you order an entree you get 3 drinks for 25 cents per drink ! It is a cool perk ! The lunch was good . I really enjoyed the gumbo and the strawberry shortcake dessert !

Commander’s Palace
Commander’s Palace
Commander’s Palace
Commander’s Palace
Commander’s Palace

Once we were done lunch we walked around Commander’s Palace  in the Garden District. Garden District is a neighborhood in New Orleans with some of the best preserved historical mansions in New Orleans. The mansions are from another era and is just a wonderful place for a stroll.   We spend about 2 hours walking around and exploring the various mansions. We did a self guided tour using the map available at this site.  See below for some beautiful photos of the historical mansions !

Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District Historical Mansion
Garden District

We also visited the Lafayette Cemetery – right across from Commander’s Palace.  There was a lady offering a one hour tour for tips. We took the tour with her.  Learned a lot about the different burial practices. In New Orleans the dead are buried above the ground since the city is build on a swamp. Because of this the cemeteries look grand . Many movies/tv shows were filmed in this cemetery . One of my favorite shows – Vampire Diaries had  scenes filmed here.

 

Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery

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