The French Quarter was the city's
original focal point and remains its chief tourist draw.
Quarter is not just another tourist destination. It is the blending of people,
architecture and the soul of the city that makes visitors want to come back year
after year. From the sounds of jazz floating on the sultry air down Bourbon
Street to the sights of lush and serene hidden courtyards peeking through
wrought iron gates; from the scents of Magnolia and Jasmine perfuming the air to
the tastes of some of the world's finest restaurants - the French Quarter offers
unforgettable and endless experiences to the traveller.
The French Quarter is the only intact French Colonial and Spanish settlement
remaining in the United States. It has been a continuous residential
neighbourhood since 1718.
New Orleans Jazz Exhibit imparts
a clear sense of how jazz evolved - from its roots in the rhythms brought by
African slaves to recent Jazz Fest performances.
One meaning assigned to voodoo, 'being in a trance,' is in part
derived from the lack of proper burial for slaves, which was believed to result
in restless souls or the walking dead, also called zombies or plat-eyes. In New
Orleans, the spirits of deceased ancestors are carefully protected through
common rituals such as jazz funerals, featuring brassy bands and a 'second line'
of parades in top hats and umbrellas.
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