Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Sights And Sounds Of Jackson Square

I have to admit, Jackson Square is one of my favorite places in all of New Orleans. French colonists originally created the area as Place D'Armes (Weapon's Square). When the Spanish took over New Orleans, they called it Plaza De Armas. After the Great New Orleans Fire in 1788, the Spanish rebuilt the adjoining St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed). In 1815, to honor Colonel Andrew Jackson's victory in the Battle Of New Orleans, the area was re-named to Jackson Square and statue representing Colonel Jackson was erected in the middle of the square.

The area regularly plays host to a number of painters, musicians, psychics and other artistic individuals at any given time. My daughter and I grabbed some sandwiches from Nola Po'Boys on Bourbon Street and headed over to Jackson Square to eat them and people watch. The video I took should give you a good idea of what Jackson Square is like.

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