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Uptown New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana


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The Camellia Grill

The Camellia Grill

An old fashioned diner in the Riverbend neighborhood, where the streetcars turn from St Charles Avenue onto Carrollton. It is noisy, steamy, and usually crowded. The food is old-fashioned and not terribly good for you. But everybody is friendly and it is a lot of fun. Despite the grand facade, it only seats about thirty people, all on stools at the counter.

Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 15, 2015
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Audubon Place next to Tulane University

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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Lake in Audubon Park

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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Fountain in Audubon Park

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

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

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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St Charles Avenue mansion in Uptown

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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St Charles Avenue streetcar

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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The Milton H Latter Library

The Milton H Latter Library

Once a stately home, one of Uptown's finest, this is now a public library. It is one of the few mansions along St Charles Avenue that you can go right up to, and inside.

St Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 15, 2015
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Apartment building at 4514 Prytania

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 is high enough to avoid flooding) and it has just been renovated.

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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Foyer at 4514 Prytania

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

Date photographed: November 13, 2015
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