November 13, 2015

Tulane University, Uptown, Canal Street in New Orleans


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Gibson Hall at Tulane University

Impressive Gibson Hall, flanked by two other buildings in the same style, makes a powerful first impression when the Tulane campus is entered from St Charles Avenue. This is where I worked for two years, as Assistant Dean of the University College.

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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Tulane University campus

The riverwards part of the Tulane campus consists of well-spaced brick and stone buildings amongst lawns and old trees. This half of the campus is on relatively high ground (for New Orleans) and did not flood during Hurricane Katrina.

Gibson Quad at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Modern art on the Tulane campus

Modern art and wide-spreading live oaks on the Johnston Quad at Tulane University.

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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New stadium at Tulane

I thought it was a step in the right direction when Tulane demolished its on-campus stadium in 1979, so I was amazed to find that they built a new one, Yulman Stadium, in 2014.

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Newcomb College on the uptown Tulane campus

Newcomb, traditionally the women's college within Tulane University, was based in the building seen at the far end of Newcomb Quad. After Hurricane Katrina the undergraduate programs were combined as Newcomb-Tulane College.

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Audubon Place next to Tulane University

Audubon Place is a gated and guarded enclave of impressive houses next to the Tulane campus and opposite Audubon Park. The huge white house left of the gate is the official residence of the Tulane University president.

St Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lake in Audubon Park

Several long lakes in Audubon Park provide habitat for a wide variety of birds. Ochsner Island (Bird Island) is a notable rookery for egrets and herons.

Audubon Park, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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Fountain in Audubon Park

Audubon Park was the site of the World Cotton Centennial, a World's Fair, in 1884. It was subsequently developed as a park and now contains a golf course, sports facilities, and the Audubon Zoo. Almost nothing survives from previous versions of the park and its institutions.

Audubon Park, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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St Charles Avenue streetcar stop at Tulane/Loyola

When I lived in New Orleans I rode the St Charles streetcar to work. These historic cars were built in the 1920's and, as historic landmarks, cannot be modified. That means no air conditioning, so when it is hot all the windows are wide open.

St Charles Avenue at Tulane and Loyola University campuses, Louisiana

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Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola sits side by side with Tulane, on the same pie-wedge shaped Foucher Plantation site. Its red brick buildings differentiate it strongly from Tulanes's gray stone. It is a Catholic university associated with the Jesuit order.

Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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Mansions on St Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans

An amazing series of grand houses lines St Charles Avenue in both the Uptown and Garden Districts. There are city-owned live oaks arching across the avenue from both sides, and of course the streetcar running down the "neutral ground" (median).

St Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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St Charles Avenue mansion in Uptown

Although none of the Uptown houses are truly ante-bellum (i.e from before the Civil War) most of them hew closely to the plantation house traditions of white stone and columned porches.

St Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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St Charles Avenue streetcar

Historic streetcars rumble up and down St Charles Avenue day and night, as they have for more than 150 years. The cars themselves, green with red trim, all date from the 1920's. They are two-ended, and at the Carollton terminus the driver flips all the mahogany and brass seats over and moves to the other end of the car.

St Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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Apartment building at 4514 Prytania

On my very first day after moving to New Orleans I was fortunate enough to meet the lady who owned this fine old Uptown building. The next day I moved in and lived there happily for two years. I was pleased to find that it has survived Hurricane Katrina (most of Uptown was high enough to avoid flooding) and it has just been renovated.

Prytania Avenue, near Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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Foyer at 4514 Prytania

Ignoring the no trespassing signs, I opened the front door and took a panorama of this apartment building where I used to live. It looked better than ever.

Prytania Avenue, near Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lee Circle on St Charles Avenue

Originally named Place du Tivoli, the circle was re-named after the 1884 dedication of the statue of Confederate hero General Robert E. Lee. A proposal has been made to remove the statue as well as others in the city honoring Civil War leaders.

Lee Circle, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lafayette Square in New Orleans' Central Business District

The square honors the Marquis de Lafayette, but the statues are of Henry Clay and Benjamin Franklin.

Lafayette Square, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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New Orleans' tallest building

At 53 stories, One Shell Square is the tallest building in Louisiana. Built in 1972 it is virtually identical to the One Shell Plaza building in Houston. The facing is Italian travertine.

Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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Accident on Carondelet Street

I just happened to be a few blocks away when this traffic accident occurred. A distracted speeding driver hit a parked pickup truck then flipped over on its side - this photo shows the bottom of the car. There were serious injuries but no fatalities.

Carondelet at Gravier Street, Central Business District, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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Red streetcars on Canal Street

Old photos show four sets of tracks down the middle of broad Canal Street, but the service was closed in 1964 and the rolling stock sold. Fortunately, the value of streetcars is once again appreciated, and the Canal Street line has been revived and new cars built for it.

Canal Street between Bourbon and Baronne/Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Canal Street, New Orleans' traditional main street

Canal Street is the traditional main street of New Orleans, a very broad avenue separating the French Quarter from the Central Business District. It is now flanked by an interesting mix of old and new buildings.

Canal Street at Chartres/Camp Streets, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Swimming pools between the towers at the New Orleans French Quarter Marriott Hotel

The original hotel tower is 21 stories, the new tower is twice that tall. This hotel has been traded around among several hotel chains. As a hotel it is nothing very special, but the location is superb - within the French Quarter and across from the Central Business District.

Marriott Hotel in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 13, 2015
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