Garden District, New Orleans

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When
you think of the good life in the South—mint juleps on the veranda,
gingerbread iron detailing, heavy subtropical shade trees—you’re thinking
of the Garden District around St. Charles Avenue, where streetcars trundle by (fare
still $1.25). A slight elevation has protected these mansions from hurricane devastation
for nearly 200 years. Certainly a wealthy enclave, where the four-diamond
Commander’s Palace is considered the local eatery, the district is by no means
homogenous; its Orthodox Anshe Sfard synagogue, with 1926 electric light
fittings, was founded by Lithuanian Jews. Don’t miss Lafayette Cemetery, a
180-year-old reliquary of spectacular aboveground vaults.

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Garden District, New Orleans

When
you think of the good life in the South—mint juleps on the veranda,
gingerbread iron detailing, heavy subtropical shade trees—you’re thinking
of the Garden District around St. Charles Avenue, where streetcars trundle by (fare
still $1.25). A slight elevation has protected these mansions from hurricane devastation
for nearly 200 years. Certainly a wealthy enclave, where the four-diamond
Commander’s Palace is considered the local eatery, the district is by no means
homogenous; its Orthodox Anshe Sfard synagogue, with 1926 electric light
fittings, was founded by Lithuanian Jews. Don’t miss Lafayette Cemetery, a
180-year-old reliquary of spectacular aboveground vaults.

Karim Rezk [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/krezk/

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