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In Gessler s book, the author celebrates the Big Easy in watercolors, drawings, and fascinating little known facts about New Orleans A wonderful celebration of a classic. I picked this book up on my first night in New Orleans and enjoyed reading it over the next few days while I was in town It is beautifully illustrated and gives a snapshot of New Orleans I like to take bus tours when I visit new cities, just to get an overview of the area, but I didn t feel like I needed to after reading this book Reading it added to my overall experience and visit to New Orleans and certainly helped me learn to appreciate the areaI would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to New Orleans or who wants to learnabout the area. I loved this little book It s interesting because, while you know this was a book most likely aimed at grown ups, it reminded you of being back in grade school, because the author, Diana Hollingsworth Gessler, illustrated the entire book, making you think you were perusing through a picture book Very New Orleans is a very elementary, quick, but in depth look into the history of New Orleans If you want to learn about one of America s greatest cities without taking a history class, this is the book for you.
I held a hovering stack of guidebooks about New Orleans, Louisiana It was the usual selection of suspects Lonely Planet, Frommer s, Fodor s, Dummies Guide I d just about cleared the shelf of New Orleans related travel guides when onebook caught my eye.Very New Orleans A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler is thin, small and unassuming, but I grabbed it anyway and placed it with my other books When I got home and opened the cover, I knew I d found a goldmine encased in words and pictures.In this book, author and illustrator Hollingsworth has depicted the people, culture, cuisine and personality of New Orleans through watercolors There are six chapters in the book French Quarter, The CBD Warehouse District, Garden District Uptown, Lagniappe, River Road Plantations and Cajun Country Within each chapter is a colorful map, fun sketches with little factual tidbits and just enough information about what to do and see to pique your interest in New Orleans.Though New Orlean s classic sites are highlighted Preservation Hall, Audubon Zoo, the Louisiana Superdome, Pat O Brien s and several nearby plantations are given page time it s the little known details added by Hollingsworth that make this book a must read for New Orleans virgins and veterans alike Through the book s pictures and notations, readers are invited to meet the mimes of the city, learn how to make pralines, introduced to jazz greats and the city s Catholic saints, get insider tips on how to properly wear a hat and pick up notes on how to identify the city s flowers These notes are minor and insignificant, yet they give the city a life, which most typical guidebooks are unable to do.Very New Orleans A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm was on its way to press when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, so you can t rely on it as a cover to cover guide to tourism in the Big Easy But even if portions of this book are out of date, it s worth spending the time flipping through the pages, enjoying the pictures and learning a little something you never knew about Louisiana s most famous city. A charming little book on the history and highlights of New Orleans It contained adorable illustrations throughout but the one fault I found is that it was a very choppy read, there was no flow for the reader. An untraditional approach to a travel book It s about New Orleans but instead of just text, this book includes watercolor illustrations to accompany historical facts about NOLA Please note this collection was released right after Katrina, so there s a possibility that some of these places or landmarks may no longer exist. Such a funky book with so many historical and cultural tales about New Orleans and surrounds The format was perfect with cute illustrations and the short write ups were great I ve made note of new things that I can t wait to discover A must read title *KINDLE ☘ Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm ↙ The Exquisite Antebellum Mansions Of The Garden District Giant Oaks Stretching Across Boulevards And Back In Time To Before The Civil War The Decadence Of Bourbon Street The Vibrant Sounds Of Jazz, Blues, And Cajun Music Coming From Every Doorway Or Right From The Street Lacy Iron Balconies That Wrap Around The Historic Buildings Of The French Quarter A Leisurely Meal Under A Canopy Of Wisteria In Vibrant Watercolors And Detailed Sketches, Artist Diana Gessler Captures The Unique Charm That Makes New Orleans Alluring Mardi Gras, The Cabildo, Jackson Square, The Court Of The Two Sisters, St Louis Cemetery, The Jazz Festival, The River Road Plantations, The Cajun Country, Sumptuous Creole Cuisine, And Audubon S Aquarium Of The Americas In Fascinating Detail On Everything From The Making Of Mardi Gras, Napolean S Death Mask, The City S Inspired Architectural And Garden Designs, And Favorite Author Hangouts To Famous New Orleanians And Aunt Sally S Creole Pralines Very New Orleans Celebrates The City, The Cajun Country, The People, And Our History A pleasant but simplistic overview of New Orleans, but the illustrations and maps are charming I wish I could get prints of some of them to frame I bought it in a museum gift shop on one of my recent trips back, and that is probably the exact audience for this book. A nice book with cute illustrations The book has little blurbs describing the must see areas of New Orleans and the historical background of those places If I make it to New Orleans again, I ll be sure to pick up this book.