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Travel with Bennett-Watt and discover Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, a historic street where the Louisiana Purchase ...
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Female: Coming up here on the left that the green doorway there that’s where the great fire of 1788 started. Burns 80% of 0009 to the ground about 850 building have lost at that time. And that’s why the architecture that you see here now in the French Quarter it’s not French, it’s mostly Spanish. Here’s the fire happen when the Spanish were in power.
Now, you can see the St. Louis Cathedral is right up ahead. Ordinarily, the church want to bring its thousand cases of a fire and the people would have thought this together with the back of its gate, save some of the buildings. But because the fire happened on a Good Friday the church would not ring its bells inconsequently the church itself burned to the grounds. Now, that’s the third church now in that site. That one was built in 1794. by next toward of the church here on the corner is The Cabildo. That was the state of Spanish government also where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
On the left here is Le Petit Theatre, that's the oldest continuously going theatre in the United States. And right next toward here up on the third floor is where Tennessee Williams slept when he wrote Streetcar Named Desire. In fact the Desire Street comes around right up ahead here along Royal Street. Now, people might tell you that Tennessee Williams slept here, Tennessee Williams there, they’re probably all true. I understand—is not just got everyone in the corner.
Now, this is Bourbon Street here, it’s pretty crazy during Mardi Gras time. They actually grease down these poles so the people don’t climb up on the balconies. And right next to Pat O’ Brien’s is Preservation Hall that’s where you can hear some good Pixie Land Jazz music. They’ll open up Fridays from 9:00 to 9:00.
Bennett: Bourbon Street is avertable circus just about any hour here today. That night it really starts to jam about 8 o’clock. New Orleans in the French Quarter is a mecca for tourist over 3 million each year, a vibrant exciting, spontaneous city there is something for everyone 12 months a year.
Jackson Square is where tours begin and end. Setup around the square artist and entertainers each presenting themselves in unique in unique New Orleans style.
Michael Smiroldo: So what I’m doing is I’m sort of entertaining with the visual. The impressionist can realize that when you paint, you really are not painting the subject, the subject doesn’t exist but there’s no light. So they also realize that color doesn’t really create anything and they prove about something taking a black and white photograph. So what I do is I imagine light as suppose to subject. So what I do is I imagine different scenarios, some very intense, some very bright, some soft, some very muted but when I go to each of those areas I don’t break the rule, I sort of bend it by using many colors in a right value and intense in it. So it’s a little bit of a method to a madness so to speak. Jazz is entertaining and I to be entertained when I paint so that’s why paint this kind if stuff.
Bennett: —stop in the morning Beignets and chickaree coffee at the Café du Monde. Café du Monde is a anchor for the French Market, the oldest public market in America. It stretches four blocks and farmers and three markets with everything from feather boas to furniture.