When it rains in the French Quarter, the locals swear a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of Pere’ Dagobert vs. “Bloody” O’Reilly and the “singing rain,” you might hear it too.

When it rains in the French Quarter, the locals swear a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of Pere’ Dagobert vs. “Bloody” O’Reilly and the “singing rain,” you might hear it too.

Statue of Christ behind St. Louis Cathedral. 100 yr old magnolia tree fell during Katrina....only the thumb was damaged.

Statue of Christ behind St. Louis Cathedral. 100 yr old magnolia tree fell during Katrina....only the thumb was damaged.

I love Louisiana, and  New Orleans has such personality!  I'm so thankful that my work takes me to such wonderful places. Cafe DuMonde, famous for their beignets and coffee, was a favorite, as well as a horse and buggy ghost tour of the city, and Preservation Hall in the French Quarter, where we got to hear the "old timers" playing their signature New Orleans jazz.

I love Louisiana, and New Orleans has such personality! I'm so thankful that my work takes me to such wonderful places. Cafe DuMonde, famous for their beignets and coffee, was a favorite, as well as a horse and buggy ghost tour of the city, and Preservation Hall in the French Quarter, where we got to hear the "old timers" playing their signature New Orleans jazz.

New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral is said to be haunted by a number of spirits. The most prominent among these is Pere (Father) Dagobert de Longuory, a Catholic priest who arrived from Quebec in 1722.

New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral is said to be haunted by a number of spirits. The most prominent among these is Pere (Father) Dagobert de Longuory, a Catholic priest who arrived from Quebec in 1722.

Dying Lion Monument / Lucerne, Switzerland. A giant lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock serves as a memorial for the soldiers from Switzerland who lost their lives during the French Revolution.

Dying Lion Monument / Lucerne, Switzerland. A giant lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock serves as a memorial for the soldiers from Switzerland who lost their lives during the French Revolution.

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