East from Lafayette and to the city of New Orleans, the most European looking place I've been to on this trip.
It was to be a brief visit, but we managed to pack quite a bit in. Naturally the heavens opened and I got rained on for much of my stay. There are still a lot of reminders from Hurricane Katrina
We watched tourists doing the touristy thing, from the traditional
to the more modern
In America the phrase "open containers of alcohol" has strong implications, bascially it seems like you can't drink anywhere except at home or in bars. However in parts of New Orleans, they allow drinking in the streets and there are crowds of Yanks wandering around very self-conciously clutching their drinks, even in the rain. I ventured outside the bar just for a quick photo
Before heading down to the river for a paddle in the water
The famous Mississippi, seen from a different angle