Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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162 Landscape Architect and Specifier News savory gumbo or jambalaya, are also common in the port city. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try a praline candy or beignets – fried pastries doused in powdered sugar. If you have more time, visit Antoine's Restaurant in the French Quarter. With an opening year of 1840, it's the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. It's open for lunch and dinner every day but Sunday, but offers a jazz brunch Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours are also available. For a quicker bite, just around the corner, Antoine's Annex offers a selection of fresh baked pastries seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.antoines.com A Walk in the Park New Orleans is home to many parks, both new and old. Among the new is Crescent Park, which opened in February 2014. Landscape architect George Hargreaves of Hargreaves Associates worked with architects Michael Maltzan and David Adjaye, under architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, to design the 1.4-mile, 20-acre urban park along the Mississippi River. The nearest streetcar stop is French Market Station on the Riverfront and Loyola-UPT lines. www.reinventingthecrescent.org Above The Old U.S. Mint has the distinction of being the only one in America to have served as both a U.S. and a Confederate mint, and it was the only mint in the South to reopen following the Civil War. It was used as a federal prison during Prohibition, but now is home to the Louisiana Historical Center, with a mint and jazz museum that features a regular concert series called Music at the Mint. In October, listen to Armand St. Martin on the piano on Fridays at 2 p.m. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS ONLINE AND ALEX DEMYAN Bottom, Right The 1,300-acre City Park opened in 1854, and is one of the country's most expansive, most visited, and oldest urban parks. Here you can find the New Orleans Botanical Garden, a golf course, and "City Putt" mini and disc golf. While the azaleas won't be in bloom during the ASLA show, be on the lookout for butterflies and caterpillars feeding on salvia, milkweed and cosmos flowers. The New Orleans Museum of Art and some of its sculpture gardens are located within the park's boundaries. Fishing and boat rentals are available on Big Lake, near the art museum. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS CVB AND JAY COMBE Right New Orleans is home to America's official World War II Museum, as declared by an act of Congress. Just a few blocks away from the convention center, the museum is home to several World War II relics, including this Douglas C-47 Skytrain. The exhibits focus on the American experience of World War II, including how service members overcame challenges on multiple fronts to achieve victory. A temporary exhibit, Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II, features original works from LIFE magazine war correspondent and artist Tom Lea. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS CVB AND RICHARD NOWITZ (Continued on page 167)

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