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Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana


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Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street

Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street

The original Hotel Monteleone dates from 1886 and is said to be the oldest family-owned hotel in the country. The terracotta beaux-arts style central building was the first high-rise in the French Quarter. It has been expanded five times, the pieces not really fitting together very well.

Royal Street between Bienville and Iberville in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Antique shops and art galleries on Royal Street

Antique shops and art galleries on Royal Street

Royal Street is very different than Bourbon Street just a block away, featuring art galleries, antique shops, Brennans Restaurant, and the Monteleone Hotel.

Royal Street between Bienville and Conti Streets in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Brennan's and the Supreme Court

Brennan's and the Supreme Court

Brennan's restaurant, in a 1795 building across Royal Street from the Louisiana Supreme Court, is one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. It closed for year after Hurricane Katrina, and again in 2013-14 due to a family dispute.

Royal Street between Conti and St Louis, in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Jazz musicians on Royal Street

Jazz musicians on Royal Street

Eight musicians playing jazz on Royal Street, drawing a small crowd and getting some tips, but mostly just having fun.

Royal Street at St Peter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Corner of Royal and St Peter in the French Quarter

Corner of Royal and St Peter in the French Quarter

Some of the best iron railings in the French Quarter are seen on this building at the corner of Royal and St Peter.

Royal Street at St Peter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Pirate's Alley and Royal Street

Pirate's Alley and Royal Street

Pirate's Alley is only two blocks long, seen here at Royal Street next to the private garden behind St Louis Cathedral.

Royal Street at Pirate's Alley in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Carriage tours on Royal Street in the French Quarter

Carriage tours on Royal Street in the French Quarter

Royal Street is quieter than parallel Bourbon Street, and gets more so as one proceeds downriver.

Royal Street between St Ann and Dumaine Streets in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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The Cornstalk Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter

The Cornstalk Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter

The cornstalk fence dates from 1840 and gives its name to the hotel in the elegant historic mansion. The corn cobs are said to have been included in the fence to remind the original owner's wife of her origins in Iowa.

Royal Street between Dumaine and St Philip, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Distinctive New Orleans architecture on Royal Street

Distinctive New Orleans architecture on Royal Street

Royal Street is perhaps the best place to appreciate classic French Quarter architecture, two and three story buildings with balconies and cast-iron railings.

Royal Street at St Philip, in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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The quiet end of Royal Street

The quiet end of Royal Street

This block of Royal Street has few shops and no bars, just simple two-story residences. But note the sign - "Caution - WALK IN LARGE GROUPS". New Orleans suffers from a high crime rate, with assaults and robberies occurring just a few blocks from the crowds of Bourbon Street.

Royal Street between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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