Introduction – New Orleans Garden District
Ever toured the New Orleans Garden District? In this episode Mark sits down with Christine Miller, the Head Chick in Charge over at Two Chicks Walking Tours. Through her lens as a storyteller, Christine takes us on a unique tour of the Garden District. Along the way, we explore the impact of slavery, the sugar cane and shipping industries and more.
Christine and Mark discuss the origins of the Garden District and take time to notice the details, both small and large. Ever wonder why the styles of the mansions in the Garden District are so varied? What are those blocks in front of some of the homes? Hey, is that a sugar kettle?
The two also discuss the fascinating history of Lafayette Cemetery #1 and explore it through the lives of its occupants.
When you’ve worked up an appetite head on over to Commander’s Palace or one of their recommendations on Magazine St. for a bite to eat.
All this and more on episode #17 of Beyond Bourbon Street!
How Sugar Changed the World – by Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos
Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic,Death, and Life in New Orleans – by Dan Baum
The Secret of the Other Mother – by Laura Cayouette – a novel set in New Orleans that just might include Christine!
To get in touch with Christine, head on over to her website at Two Chicks Walking Tours. Tell her you heard her interview on the Beyond Bourbon St podcast.
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