Saturday, September 1, 2007

Return to New Orleans

Today's headline is from, of all places, The Trinidad & Tobago Express. The headline is Return to New Orleans on September 1, 2007 by Ric Hernandez.

This is a must read article for anyone even remotely interested in New Orleans. The perspective is a wonderfully refreshing view of how much of the rest of the world views America's best city.

There are so many good quotes in this article I am going to put three here. Read the article though.

Best Quote #1:

If New Orleans nights are magical, early mornings are innocent enough.

An easy stroll it was, to the Café du Monde, where natives gathered ritually, to pick up the Times-Picayune newspaper, their café au lait and the obligatory beignets.

Best Quote #2:
And this double profile could give you, on the one hand, an idea of New Orleans with its architecture, universities, artists, and its association with literature. This is paralleled by its jazz, its dedication to good times, or as the Cajuns would say: "Laissez les bons temps rouler." Not forgetting the whiff of debauchery palpable in the air.

I don't like to gush but this is exactly the article I needed to read so close to the anniversary of Katrina.

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