Laurel Street Blog

A Short Walk in the New Orleans Garden District

Posted on: September 20, 2009

A very short walk indeed – there’s so much more to this neighborhood. I covered stretches of only three streets, Philip Street through Second Street, between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue – approximately fifteen blocks total. Yet I managed to lose two hours there daydreaming about architectural detail. Here are some finds:

Peek through a gate at a sculptural fountain

Peek through a gate at a sculptural fountain.

Have a seat. Mimosa anyone?

Have a seat. Mimosa anyone?

I cannot tell you how much I love this house: Center Hall, Oak Trees, Hanging Baskets of Flowers... a gem.

I cannot tell you how much I love this house: Center hall, Oak trees, hanging baskets of flowers... a gem.

These were once used to hitch up your horse when visiting. Horses have been replaced with Mercedes in the neighborhood recently.

These were once used to hitch up your horse when visiting. Horses have been replaced with Mercedes in the neighborhood recently.

Love the detail on the porch roof here (see thought the lovely ornamental gate). This house belongs to the fountain I showed you up top.

I love the painted detail on the porch ceiling here (see though the ornamental gate). This house belongs to the fountain I showed you up top. Actually, this may be one of my favorite shots from the morning's walk.

I just think this is a very inviting entrance. I also admire house the house steps back from the street, one, two, three...

I just think this is a very inviting entrance. I also admire how the house steps back from the street, one, two, three...

This little detail tickled me. Somebody has to trim that thing with some regularity. Cute.

This little detail tickled me. Somebody has to trim that thing with some regularity. Cute.

Oak Trees line each block. Lovely, except in Spring when fuzzy stinging caterpillars just fall right out of them on your head. Ow!

Oak trees line each block. Lovely, except in Spring when fuzzy stinging caterpillars just fall right out of them on your head. Ow!

And home is only a streetcar ride away, down St. Charles Avenue.

And home is only a streetcar ride away, down St. Charles Avenue.

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2 Responses to "A Short Walk in the New Orleans Garden District"

Any time you want to take your camera with you on a walk please do – we’ll all benefit. Just gorgeous images, & yes the house in image #3 is sceamingly beeeoootiful. The Aussie $ is close to parity with the US $, so MOTH’s promise to book the tickets when it reaches 1:1 will need to be kept. See you soon!
Millie ^_^

SUCH beautiful photos.
Nice nice nice.

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Nate and Louis

Well, hey there. I'm Nathan and this is the Laurel Street Blog. It's a place for talking about design, decor and DIY (with small amounts of snarkery snuck in). I'm a pretty restless guy who loves house projects and lives in a 150+ year old cottage on Laurel Street in New Orleans. Since the house always has something going on with it (or falling off of it) I'm subsequently blessed with a never-ending supply of Web content to share. Oh - and you can drop me a line anytime LaurelStreetNola@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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