Royal Street, circa 1900 Photo Credit: Detroit Publishing Company
In March I hopped over to New Orleans for MARDI GRAS for my good friend’s bachelorette trip. It was a trip I’ll never forget! I’m not much of a party girl (only sometimes!), but it was a lot of fun to be engulfed in the atmosphere and sheer joviality of the celebrations. Aside from the festivities, the centuries-old architecture and general look and feel of the French Quarter was a feast for the eyes. There were also a lot of really great signs and typographic goodness. Below is a little tour of some of the great signage I stumbled upon throughout my trip:
A lot of really beautiful tile work around the French Quarter.
The mandatory “I was here!” shoe selfie.
A quick photo outside of St. Louis Cemetery #1, where you can find the tomb of Marie Laveau.
We walked by this building every morning, and every morning I’d get a sudden craving for a biscuit.
This place was rad and also pretty terrifying. We went inside the last day of our trip. Highly recommend it.
Looking back at these photos is making me miss NOLA. I would love to go back to New Orleans to explore the Garden District and other parts of the city that I didn’t have time to venture out to. We mostly stayed in the French Quarter, but escaped for a swamp tour, and to eat at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District (allegedly one of the most haunted restaurants in New Orleans, according to this super legitimate gift shop book that I probably paid too much money for).
Fun bonus photo – one of the bride-to-be’s wishes was that I lead an American Horror Story: Coven tour for our friends in the French Quarter. It was a challenge! But it was a lot of fun. We dressed in our witch-y best and stopped in a front of the few locations where the show was filmed.
The city is absolutely magical and I can’t wait to return.