AT HOME WITH JEMMA: Inspirational Thursday-New Orleans Garden District
Inspirational Thursday-New Orleans Garden District
In July we took a fun trip to New Orleans. We thoroughly enjoyed so many aspects of the city but one of our very favorites was the Garden District. It too, is rich with history and so much beauty. My husby and I rode the trolley to the Garden District and then set out on our own little walk about. Naturally it was hot and humid, but this did not deter our zest one bit! Some homes in the District seem to be better preserved than others, but never the less they are still beautiful and amazing structures. So much of the architecture is Greek Revival. The Garden District was developed between 1832 and 1900 and is considered to be one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. As you can see the homes are very nestled and somewhat hidden behind very large trees and heavy black wrought iron fences and gates, also a typical style during this era. The Garden District was the place for the new wealthy to set up their households in genteel style. In particular these homes showcased the essential British element of taste; the personal garden. These homes demonstrated the latest in Victorian elegance, a melange of high styles gleaned not just from the Spanish and French but also includes the Italians and British. When we got home I was curious as to what the lowest listing price was for one of America's most historic neighborhoods-$855,000! Would you spend those dollars to live in the Garden District? Please Join Me~ Travel Photo Discovery
New Orleans Garden District | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Stayed in The Garden District in a mansion just like this whilst visiting Nawlins.
The New Orleans Garden District area was originally developed between 1832 to 1900. It may be one of the best preserved collection of historic southern mansions in the United States.
New Orleans Garden District | Flickr - Photo Sharing! The Colonel Short Villa in New Orleans Garden District.Noted for its Cornstalk Fence. The owners have loved this home and created one of the most stunning homes in the City!
New Orleans Garden District - Trent and I were right across the street from this house!
New Orleans Garden District - the owner of this house was a really nice guy!