Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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October 2016 161 a week. All streetcar lines go to the French Quarter. www.bourbonstreet.com , www.frenchquarter.com , www.frenchmenstreetlive.com Additionally, every Thursday evening in the spring and fall, there are free Jazz in the Park concerts at Louis Armstrong Park. On October 20, you can listen to Mystic and Mike "Soulman" Baptiste from 4 – 8 p.m. Louis Armstrong Park is not far from the French Quarter, on Rampart Street. Want a musical experience without the live band? The National Park Service offers self-guided Jazz History Walking Tours. Guides are available from the Visitors Center in the French Quarter, or online at NPS.gov. The audio is available as an mp3 download, or by calling 504-613-4062 and entering the extension for each historic site. www.nps.gov/jazz/planyourvisit/things2do.htm While you're out enjoying the music, you'll likely be dining as well. New Orleans has a cuisine all its own, a mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, Chinese and Cuban flavors. If you're on the run and need a quick bite, try a po' boy sandwich: beef or fried seafood on French bread, sometimes dressed with condiments. Oysters, crawfish and other seafood, sometimes in Top, Right The best way to get around New Orleans is by streetcar: they can take you almost anywhere you want to go for $1.25 one way or $3 for a day pass. The St. Charles line received historic landmark designation as it is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in America. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS ONLINE Bottom, Right Longue Vue House and Gardens was originally constructed in 1924. In 1934, landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman worked on the garden designs. The owners decided that the placement of the home did not allow them to properly enjoy the gardens, and so they moved the original structure and built a new one in its place. With the new positioning of the home, each side faces a different garden. Though Hurricane Katrina damaged or destroyed a significant amount of the plants in August 2005, the gardens reopened after a year and are based on the original Shipman designs. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS ONLINE AND JEAN-PAUL GISCLAIR

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