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New Orleans is a remarkable, vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams, melting pot of a city. Whether travelers are visiting for the music or food, to get to know people or party all night long, or all of the above,Â Fodor's New OrleansÂ is the guidebook that makes every trip the trip of a lifetime.
This travel guide includes: Â· Dozens of full-color mapsÂ Â· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks Â· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and whatâs off the beaten path Â·Â In-depth breakout features on Hurricane Katrina, Mardi Gras, and New OrleansÂ Cuisine Â· Major sights such as Bourbon Street, Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Audubon Park, French Market, and City Park Â· Side Trips from New Orleans including Abita Springs, Plantation Country, and Cajun Country Â· Coverage of The French Quarter; Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme; CBD and Warehouse District; The Garden District; Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend; Mid-City and Bayou St. John
Louisiana is by far the best fair, the best festival ever seen! The Bayou State is filled with color, tradition and celebration. "Iâve come to know that we love a good time as much as we love great food," Folse said. "In this book I share with you a glimpse of not only 26 fairs and festivals, but also the towns hosting them and a number of unique attractions available to you when visiting these events." More than 250 recipe pages and 26 color photographs show the food and people associated with these unique events. This book is sure to give anyone a "Taste of Louisiana," with all its celebrations and fabulous food.
Acadiana is composed of 22 parishes in southwest Louisiana. This tribute to the bountiful ecosystem and fond traditions of Creoles and Cajuns is beautifully illustrated and presents a foundation for appreciating the singular heritage of this region.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is amongst the largest music festivals in the country. Half a million people congregate in New Orleans for two weekends in April and May every year to experience the riches of New Orleans and Louisiana music, as well as a selection of popular jazz, blues, gospel, country, hip-hop and rockers from around the country. The History of Jazz Fest Book is the only book that extensively covers the 35-year history of this world famous event. The year-by-year full color format provides ample detail for any one of the millions of individuals who has attended the festival over the years to jog a specific memory, yet is laid out with such a rich selection of images and quirky details to appeal to an audience interested in music yet who has never made the pilgrimage to New Orleans.
Winner of the 2003 GOLD Benjamin Franklin Award from Publisher's Marketing Association, MASKING AND MADNESS: MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS is the only book devoted to the costumes of Carnival, a luminous portrait of the celebration that defines Americaâs most profanely spiritual city, by New Orleansâ preeminent photographer. More than 170 photographs capture the stunning spectrum of Mardi Gras, New Orleans style.
Welcome to Grail, Louisiana -- next to nothing and just beyond reality -- where hoodoo meets Jesus, and townsfolk pray to both. This dark fantasy delves into the psychological and motivational depths of Grail and its residents. Miss Sedele mixes up green cocktails called 'cryptoverdes' at Le Bon Chance. Vida Dumars, owner of the Moonlight Diner, peers into the deepest realms of her customers' hearts as though they were picture windows. Town spirit Good Gray Man has promised good fortune to the town as long as it hangs onto tradition. A quirky, fantastical town's heart and soul are slowly, often painfully revealed in this dark and captivating novella.
In this pictorial study, the author recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the color, the pulse, and the pageantry that have earned for this annual extravaganza the distinction as "the greatest free show on earth!" Author Leonard Huber traces the evolution of carnival from its modest beginnings, including: Lavish balls during the American regime under Governor William C.C. Claiborne; The first masked parade in 1837; The first torchlight parade by the Mystick Krewe of Comus in 1857; The coming of Rex and Momus in 1872; Participation of royalty, including Alexis, Grand Duke of Russia, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; The fiercely anti-Republican themes during the bitter years of Reconstruction; Modern innovations and the establishment of new krewes; Creation of the Rex doubloon in 1960. More than 160 photographs and drawings, many of them old and rare, illustrate the fast-moving narrative. One of Louisiana's leading historians, author Leonard Huber was a lifetime observer of Carnival and Mardi Gras. Many of the photographs and memorabilia reproduced in this volume are from his extensive private collection. He also wrote New Orleans: A Pictorial History, published by Pelican.
Louisiana's famous Cajun Country is a place where today's travelers can still experience the rich heritage and traditions that began in the eighteenth century. From foodways and folktales to music and festivals, Acadiana offers something you can't get anywhere else. Journey through this historic and unique part of the state with travel writer and historian Cher Coen as your guide Experience Cajun Country through its exceptional cuisine, area events, and historic attractions.
The Golden Age of Carnival artistry began in the 1870s and was marked by shimmering pageants and opulent private balls, attended by invitation only. Presented in this collection are nearly two hundred dazzling examples of that artistry.