“What’s this Disney castle looking building!?” I though, when I saw a picture of the St. Louis Cathedral for the first time as I researched touristy destinations in New Orleans.
聖路易教堂就在Jackson廣場正後方，Jackson Square是法國區最重要的景點之一，也是我在紐奧良最喜歡的地方之一。這個廣場以前叫Place d’Armes，是個貿易集散地，後來為了紀念1814紐奧良之役的英雄Andrew Jackson，廣場以他為名，現在廣場四週變成藝術家市集，前面有馬車在排班，可以坐馬車逛法國區。
St. Louis Cathedral sits right in front of Jackson Square. Surrounded by artists and street performers, Jackson Square is one of the most popular destination in the French Quarter and one of my favorite place in New Orleans. This park, once called Place d’Armes, used to be a hub of local trading and commerce. Its name was later on changed into Jackson Square to honor the 1814 Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson. Now, the square in an open-air artist market. Directly in front of the Square, you can find carriages offering rides around the Quarter.
We decided to go check out the cathedral early in the morning and start our first day in New Orleans at sunrise at Jackson Square.
Early in the morning on a Saturday, artists were just about to hang up their paintings outside of the iron fence under the banana trees.
Later on during the day, the place is full of artists, musicians and fortune tellers.
St. Louis Cathedral at night is a great photo op ─ if you are willing to carry a tripod and spend some time here. Right across the street from Jackson Square is the elevated Washington Artillery Park, which is the location to shoot the St. Louis Cathedral. Right next to the park on Decatur Street is the famous Cafe Du Monde where you can get the famous New Orleans beignets and chicory coffee.
如果願意背腳架的話，還蠻多人晚上從Jackson Square正對面高起來的Washington Artillery Park拍聖路易教堂。Washington Artillery Park旁邊，Decatur Street上面，就是有名的紐奧良版法式甜甜圈Cafe Du Monde。