This wonderful essay about New Orleans, gardens, art and life from Quiet Bubble:
People fall in love with New Orleans for lots of reasons. For gourmands, it’s the plethora of great restaurants. For those who are bad at math, it’s the gigantic and gaudy Harrah’s Casino that looms over Canal Street. For horny frat boys, it’s piss- and vomit-stained Bourbon Street. For architecture buffs, it’s, well, the whole damn city, but particularly the French Quarter. For those who like the nightlife better with a dollop of mystery, it’s the undercurrent of Haitian vodou that courses through the above-ground cemeteries and dimly lit backstreets.
For me, it’s the gardens…read more.