I first came to New Orleans on a weekend trip. What I remember most on the bus trip
into town were the cemeteries: "The Cities of the Dead"
As a child of the modern suburbs, my second impression
was of the history of the place.
The buildings and the streets of New Orleans were hundreds of years old.
Most of what I grew up with were buildings that were all less than a decade old.
Add in the music, the food, and the people,
I was in love.