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Along Royal Street, you are likely to find a number of galleries mixed among the antique and gift shops. Should you stumble onto Kurt E. Schon, Ltd, it is definitely worth your browsing time, even if you do not intend to buy. Boasting the country's largest selection of 19th century European paintings, these magnificent works are from both French and British Impressionist and post-Impressionist periods. Featured are works from the Royal Academy and the French Salon. While only a small portion of their collection is at home on Royal, you may view the rest by making an appointment with the Saint Louis Street Gallery.
Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable catastrophe in New Orleans has left reminders of that fateful day in August of 2005. You may never be able to comprehend what everyone may have endured, but you can surely witness the remnants of the destruction. Take a guided tour through the various affected sites and educate yourself about the causes, effects and precautions. The Grey Line employees, who themselves lost several possessions to the disaster, conduct the tour keeping in mind the sentiments of the citizens. Tour times change monthly, so call or check the website to confirm.
The Hale Boggs Federal Building is located in New Orleans' French Quarter. The building houses a courthouse. It is named after a well-known politician who once served as the House majority leader.
Only in the good old USA would you find an art gallery dedicated to cartoons. This fun, walk-through attraction features animation prints and art collectibles for the young (and young of heart). Its sources for such whimsical creations include Disney, Tom Everhart's Snoopy and his Pals, Chuck Jones, The Simpsons, and Warner Bros. There are also a few limited edition signed prints by Ronnie Wood, of the Rolling Stones.
Historic New Orleans Collection was established in 1966 by General and Mrs. L Kemper Williams. The history and culture represent New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana with regional, national and even international influences through a collaboration of historic supporting materials. The Louisiana History Galleries are housed in historic Merieult House that has stood since 1792.
Lafayette Square is a public park that welcomes one and all. Designed by Charles Laveau Trudeau, it is renowned for the marvelous art work and sculptures installed here, such as statues of Henry Clay and Benjamin Franklin. Owing to its proximity to the government offices like USGSA Public Building Services, US Appeals Court, National Labor Relations and Federal Reserve Bank, it is packed with office workers during lunchtime. Lafayette Square also hosts concerts on a regularly that includes the popular Wednesday at the Square and Harvest the Music concert series.