Vue Orleans- EP 197

Vue Orleans Observation Deck
Vue Orleans Observation Deck

Immerse Yourself in New Orleans at Vue Orleans with Karen Coaxum

Experience the immersive and interactive Vue Orleans exhibit, where visitors are transported into the history and culture of New Orleans. From interactive exhibits to breathtaking views, the attraction offers a comprehensive experience of the city.

You won’t find a better way to take in the city from above. The view alone is worth it. – Karen Coaxum
In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Immerse yourself in an interactive New Orleans history exhibit to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich heritage.
  • Experience breathtaking views from the observation deck, offering a unique perspective of New Orleans’ iconic landmarks.
  • Explore the diverse music genres of New Orleans showcased in an engaging and interactive format.
  • Take in the panoramic view of the cityscape, capturing the essence of New Orleans from a whole new vantage point.


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

From December 8, 2023 – May 10, 2024 check out their exhibit titled A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans. For centuries, Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other similar fraternal organizations have contributed to the network of benevolent and mutual aid societies that cradle New Orleans’s social, cultural, and civic life.

Through objects and images drawn from THNOC’s collections, the new exhibition  explores the sometimes-hidden history of these organizations and illuminates how they helped shape today’s city. 

Additionally, their permanent exhibit on French Quarter life is an immersive experience worth a visit. As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to to plan your trip.

Accidental Cajun Photography

If you own a copy of the Beyond Bourbon St travel guide, you’ve seen the work of James Cullen of Accidental Cajun Photography.

Whether it’s portraits, events, weddings or lifestyle or photojournalism, Accidental Cajun Photography provides quality and value.

James also offers photography instruction and sells his fine art prints at For inquiries email at

Thank You

Thanks to Karen Coaxum for joining me today. Thanks also to our podcast editor Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcast Services. 

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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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