Author name: himanshusharma

Lower Decatur Street

Decatur Street is not pronounced like a French word.  It is named after Stephen Decatur, a commodore in the U.S. Navy.  Lower Decatur Street is the the stretch between Esplanade Avenue and Ursulines Street.  It is its own ecosystem within the larger French Quarter.  People who do not frequent this part of the Quarter do …

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Joan of Arc

I have been going to the French Quarter more often than usual recently.  There is no particular reason beyond me having nothing else to do.  I live in New Orleans.  While I appreciate the French Quarter, I know what is there, so, if there is no reason for me to go, I usually don’t.  Why …

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