New Orleans

The Big Easy

Welcome to the biggest city of Louisiana!

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This is the city map of New Orleans. You can walk along the water. When you follow the red line, you can see much of the city.
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New Orleans history.

New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city in the US state of Louisiana. The city was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne and is named after the Frenchman Philip II of Orleans. On the legal and administrative level, the city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish same. New Orleans is often called The Big Easy. The town was until 1849 also the capital of Louisiana, since that Baton Rouge.

Hurricane Katrina

In August 2005 New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina. There were some 1,800 deaths. The entire city was flooded. Despite the extensive damage , there were many people live . By the flood , the city lack of electricity , lack of food and water appeared for a time not livable and had everyone leave the city. In 2013, former Mayor Ray Nagin was arrested and convicted in 2014 for corruption in the rebuilding of the city. He was sentenced to ten years in prison.

History of Jazz

The history of jazz is in the United States. After the abolition of slavery in 1863 came the now familiar musical genres jazz and blues. These had their origin in the African rhythms that had brought the former slaves. Many of them moved away from the plantations and sought refuge in the cities. New Orleans was such a town that was flooded with young people of color who were looking for work. Due to the large influx of workers from high unemployment emerged. What they did was sing and make music on the streets. Thus arose the first jazz, which was first primarily instrumental.

highway / bridge

Despite the strategic location of New Orleans on both the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the city was fairly isolated and difficult to reach by road. In 1928 and in 1929 opened two bridges across the narrowest part of the Lake Pontchartrain northeast of the city. In 1935 opened the Huey P. Long Bridge, the first bridge over the Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana. Today, the US runs about 90 there. The first highway in New Orleans was a part of what is now I-10 and US 90, the Pontchartrain Expressway which passed on the Crescent City Connection and continuing as the Westbank Expressway in Marrero. The first part was the connection of the Crescent City Connection at both ends, which were opened in 1958. This was possible Louisiana of the first highway. In 1960 the rest of the Pontchartrain Expressway was completed by the center and the Westbank Expressway in Marrero. The first section of I-10 outside of downtown New Orleans opened around 1960, when the Industrial Canal Bridge was opened on I-10. On August 30, 1956 the first bridge of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened to traffic on May 10, 1969 a second, so this is actually a highway. In 1965 the Twin Span Bridge opened northeast of the city, which I-10 runs. The motorway network in the 80's and 90 limited extended by the addition of I-310 west and I-510 east of New Orleans. Both highways were originally planned as I-410, the southern ring road of New Orleans that was never built.

New Orleans at night

In the night when you walk along the water, you can see the lights of New Orleans shine.

The weather in New Orleans

The weather in New Orleans differs in summer and winter very different. Winters are mild and cool , while the summers are very hot. You should not be surprised at temperatures towards the forty degrees in summer . Average temperatures range in the period between 22 and 34 degrees and the hottest month is July. July is also the wettest month of the year.

In the summer months the weather forecast for New Orleans can be quite stuffy and humid. Also there is a lot of rainfall . Snowfall will rarely experience . Average winter temperatures range between 7 and 20 degrees. January is usually the coldest month and even then it is on average 10.7 degrees.

Of course there are exceptions: the coldest temperature ever recorded in New Orleans is -11 degrees in 1989 and the highest temperature in New Orleans ever recorded was 39 degrees in 2000 .

The cemeteries of New Orleans

The cemeteries of New Orleans famous. Because the water the boxes in no time again drove up , everyone built that money had a kind of sarcophagus . New Orleans New Orleans 1 and 2 are good examples. They are a bit creepy " especially because they are next Iberville , a district with expired ' projects' . Le Matarie cemetery is of a different order . Here are the rich and famous from New Orleans ' past

Recent news

Candidate helps to thwart robbery during call

adopted a 18-year-old man from the American New Orleans at a restaurant after he helped during his interview to thwart a robbery. The man was just doing his job interview, when a thief tried to steal money from the cashier of the restaurant, police reports of New Orleans in a statement. Officers received a report of the robbery at the famous restaurant Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen. The robber was confronted at that time with the manager and assistant manager and the prospect of new entry of the restaurant. The manager made sure the robber could not escape by blocking the way to the door. The applicant did not hesitate and grabbed the thief firm after it had losgeworsteld the assistant manager. "I stood up and bent his arm. I was not sure if the robber had a gun, but I was not afraid," he said. The robber then realized he had been caught and surrendered. The applicant and determine the employees held the thief until the police were on the spot. The man was told after the robbery that he was adopted. The employees claim that the decision to adopt him had been taken before the robbery took place. However, the heroic action confirms that they have reached the correct new employee at home.

Accused of the shooting in New Orleans turns himself in

One of the suspects of the shooting in New Orleans in which seventeen people were injured, has turned himself in to the police. He was arrested . The 32 - year-old man previously jailed for burglary , car theft and possession of weapons. Certainly Seventeen people were injured by the shooting in a park in the US city of New Orleans . Ten injured were taken to hospital . Local media reported that five hundred people in the park were present for the filming of a music video. The police assumes that the shooting resulted from an argument between two drug gangs .

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Food in New Orleans

Residents of New Orleans consider food as one of the important things in life. One cooks spicy here in a mix of French, Spanish , African and Cajun cuisine . Gumbo (a thick soup) and Jambalaya (a kind of paella ) are the basics . Creole food comes mainly from the Caribbean , with rice and red beans ; Cajun is the legacy of the French-speaking immigrants from Canada . For food it also takes time : it starts late and goes long. There are also many trendy restaurants that combine everything. We tried Nola, on the advice of eettijdschriften , but it was disappointing. Rather try to find a somewhat authentic restaurant. The problem is that all tourists eat what they put gain and so there is more bad than good quality.

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1. Jackson Square

2. Frenchmen Street

3. Garden District,

4. Preservation Hall

5.National World War WWll Museum

6. Audubon Park,

7. Immaculate Conception Church

8. Metairie Cemetery

9. Historic New Orleans Collection

10. Saint Louis Cemetery

Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras is celebrated with parades and floats, informal parties and big balls. In rural areas of Louisiana is very different. There they celebrated Mardi Gras in the traditional way . New Orleans , Mobile and other towns along the Gulf Coast to celebrate their Mardi Gras as an opulent affair. There are parades with floats large , luxuriously costumed people, great balls and parties , sometimes in the football stadium , but also special parades gay and other minorities - there is also a black and Creole Mardi Gras. The occasion is the same as our carnival : the last day before the beginning of Lent , forty days before Easter. But like so many holidays is the one that is taken from the pagan traditions of a late winter celebration or beginning of the planting season.

The reason for the fluctuating date of Mardi Gras goes back several centuries to when the Catholic Church established a fixed date for Christmas, but moveable dates for other religious holidays. Easter was set to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the spring equinox. Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25. Mardi Gras is then scheduled 47 days before Easter and can occur on any Tuesday from February 3 through March 9.

The plan to come to Mardi Gras:

  • February 28, 2017
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 5, 2019
  • February 25, 2020
  • February 16, 2021
  • March 1, 2022
  • February 21, 2023
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 4, 2025
  • February 17, 2026
  • February 9, 2027

Top 10 hotels in New Orleans

Behind-the-Scenes from "THE PASSION" on FOX LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday #ThePassionLIVE

The story of the last hours of Jesus Christ of the Last Supper to the Resurrection . The Passion has been a resounding success in the Netherlands and after five years, the creators also the world passed. In 2016, The Passion debuted in the United States, New Orleans was the location for the story.

12 Years a Slave (film)

12 years a slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

The locations of the film:

-Madame John's Legacy, the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

(slave pen)

Felicity Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana, USA

(Epps' house Exteriors)

- St. Joseph Plantation, Louisiana, USA

- Audubon Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

-Magnolia Plantation - Highway 311, Schriever, Louisiana, USA

(Ford's house)

- New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

(as Saratoga)

-Bocage Plantation, Darrow, Louisiana, USA

(Shaw farm)

-Urbania, Lower Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

(Epps' House Interiors)

-Columns Hotel - 3811 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

(hotel in Washington, DC)

-Destrehan, Louisiana, USA

(Epps plantation barn)

12 Years a Slave Trailer 2013 Brad Pitt Movie - Official [HD]
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NCIS New Orleans is a crime series. In each episode a murder case is solved . NCIS New Orleans has so far two seasons. The first episode was aired on September 23, 2014 .


This program is filmed throughout the city



· Scott Bakula as Dwayne Cassius Pride

· Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle

· Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody

· Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund

· CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade

· Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy (season 2; recurring: season 1)

· Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Patton Plame (season 2; recurring: season 1)

supporting roles

· Daryl Mitchel as Patton Plamee
· Mike R. Moreau as Jefferson Parish
· Shanley Caswell as Laurel Pride
· Martin Bats Bradford as Ross P.
· Rocky Carrol as Leon Vance
· Steven Weber as Douglas Hamilton


American Horror Story (2011): LaLaurie House, New Orleans

" American Horror Story " is an American horror television series that aired for the first time in 2011 on the US cable channel FX. To 2014 were already aired four seasons continued . The focus is in the third season of the sadistic Delphine LaLaurie , played by Kathy Bates . She lived in the 19th century in fact in New Orleans and was known for its brutal torture of black slaves. In 1842 , the serial killer was mysteriously killed. Her former residence is located at 1140 Royal Street . You can find the infamous haunted house Lalaurie many haunted house lists

American Horror Story: COVEN - Trailer ᴴᴰ
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Rules on the road for the bikes.

  • 1. Always wear your helmet. Be sure it covers your forehead and fits properly.
  • 2. Ride on the right. Always ride with traffic.
  • 3. Look and signal before turning.
  • 4.The weather in Louisiana can be hot and humid. Drink fluids, keep your water bottle filled and, if possible, carry an extra bottle of water.
  • 5. Ride single-file if you are riding with a group.
  • 6. If you stop, get completely off the road.
  • 7. Don’t follow too closely. Most accidents on rides occur when cyclists run into other cyclists. Keep at least one bike length between riders.
  • 8. Obey all traffic laws. Stop at stop signs and lights, and obey one-way streets.
  • 9. Ride defensively. Always be aware of other riders, vehicles and pedestrians. Never assume you know what they are going to do.
  • 10. Do not ride before daylight or after dusk unless you have proper lights on your bike.
  • 11. Use hand signals to warn other cyclists and vehicles of your intentions: arm straight out for left turn, arm straight up for right turn, and arm straight down for stop; also, warn cyclists if you are passing left.
  • 12. Ride in a predictable manner. Ride in a straight line. Don’t swerve between parked cars.
  • 13. Take great care with left-hand turns. If necessary, get off the road and then make your turn when you are sure it’s safe to do so.
  • Rules on the road for the cars

    1. Turn signals.

    2. passing safely.

    3. Slow moving vehicles.

    4. Allowing some space.

    5.Right on red.

    6. The right of way.

    7. Traffic control signs and signals.