North of the Mississippi river lies the "French Quarter", one of the first boroughs built after the city of New Orleans was founded. The architecture style has remained unchanged for more than two centuries. Most of the building we see today were constructed in the late 18th century. 

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The district was once full of real French architecture until two fires took place in New Orleans. Then in the late 18th century, the Spanish who were ruling the city rebuilt the French Quarter with a more modern taste.

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The Quarter is quite dense, yet the scene of street changes quite drastically -- from Royal Street lined with art galleries, to Bourbon Street full of people holding "cocktail to go", just a few blocks away.

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Right in front of Jackson Square, Saint Louis Cathedral is a landmark where many owners of the plantations came to new Orleans to get married. 

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Some says New Orleans is the city of the dead. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is relocated at the north end of the quarter. It's a popular tourist site, where lays the voodoo queen Marie Laveau's grave.

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Before arriving at the Mississippi River, Cafe Du Monde is located close enough to get a glimpse of the view. Probably the most popular food/tourist spot in the city, it proudly offers the best beignets, with pretty good Latte too.

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The place I fantasized living at when I was young.

When I grew up with Mark Twin's book, and the river he grew up at. 

S.J.

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