The 600 block of Julia Street has a collection of thirteen mid-19th century townhouses often referred to as Julia Row or the Thirteen Sisters. Impressive as they are, architecture isn't the real reason to come to Julia Street -- it's art. This area, dubbed the "SoHo of the South," now houses some of the city's best art galleries and Julia Street itself counts some of the more interesting among its restored warehouses and townhouses. This is ground zero for a taste of what's happening on the New Orleans art scene. A block and a half south of Julia is one of New Orleans' best-kept secrets, and a secret it shouldn't be. The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is the heart and soul of the area's arts renaissance. A cavernous warehouse space to showcase local artists, it's a contemporary art lover's dream. A visit to the CAC is a must while in New Orleans. The CAC is located at 900 Camp Street. http://www.artneworleansmag.com/directory.htm
The Garden District was annexed to New Orleans in 1852 and is National Historic Landmark. The gardens are resplendent in magnolia, palms and live oak. The houses are a confection of wrought iron, graceful balconies and Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns. Architects imported from Baltimore and Philadelphia engaged in a bigger-is-better rivalry with the Creoles of the French Quarter. Edgar Degas' uncle lived here, over a hundred years ago and yes, the painter did visit.
FYI: The Algiers ferry leaves the Canal Street docks every half-hour starting at 6 AM. Destination is Algiers.
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