It’s cold in the Diamond District, but warm in Louisiana

a shack in the bayou of Slidell, Lousiana

not a pretty house..but I still love it...
Not a pretty house..but I still love it…

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New Orleans home
New Orleans home
a street of "shot gun" homes in New Orlean
A street of “shotgun” homes in New Orleans
A lovely home in New Orleans...
A lovely home in New Orleans…

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Ocean Street after a storm
Ocean Street after a storm

The cold weather has me recalling warmer days….and vacationing in warmer climates.  This past fall, I took a trip to Louisana and Mississippi.

Here is a shack we encountered in a bayou:

Below it are some pictures I took of homes in New Orleans, and then some of the Diamond District in Lynn (right after a snow storm)…

As you can see, there is so much history life, and character in these neighborhoods…

Tales from the bayou..(“shot gun” homes, homes on stilts, gators and eating rats!)

I just got back from a trip to New Orleans and the gulf coast of Mississippi. This trip was planned a few years back and then Katrina came along and put a stop to it!  Now that things are in order, I was finally able to go.  I loved the Gulf Coast & Louisiana.

Here are some pictures….

GATORS IN THE BAYOU…..

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Houses on stilts…..
Aren’t they cool???? I took these pictures in Mississippi. I was told the stilts helps to stop flood damage. I wonder what happens if the wind picks up….

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New Orleans has gorgeous homes. I could walk around all day and admire them.  I found the shot gun homes adorable.

http://bywater.org/Arch/shotgun.htm

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New Orleans, with its tree lined streets and the lovely older homes reminds me of the Diamond District in Lynn.  I live in the Diamond District which is on the North Shore of Boston

While I enjoyed the landscape and housing I was not too keen on the food.  Some of the restaurants served Swamp Rat(Nutria).  I opted for a Poor Boy sandwich instead.

http://www.acuariodeveracruz.com/files/g_nutria.jpg

see above for the nutria..ewwww! Its too ugly to post a pic.