THROUGH THE VIEUX FINDER

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 A Creative Close-Up of New Orleans

by Laura Kuhn

 

With a touch of the poet comes a collection of aesthetic vignettes written to capture the vital essence of a dream-laden city. “Through the Vieux Finder” conjures La Nouvelle Orléans and its infamous Vieux Carré (a.k.a. French Quarter) as an artistic wonderland of history, romance, and unique culture.

WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS

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An Introduction to The City that Care Forgot...

IRON & LACE

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Ornamental Architecture:

New Orleans' Ironwork of Balconies & Gardens

CITIES OF THE DEAD

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Buried Above Ground:

Cemeteries & Funerary Symbolism of New Orleans Graveyards

JAZZ & HERITAGE

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New Orleans Music in Motion

DEVIL DOWN SOUTH

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The Deadly Past: Vampires & Villains

LA FÉE VERTE

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The American Revival of Absinthe: a.k.a. The Green Fairy

HOLLYWOOD SOUTH

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The Film Industry in Louisiana

AN EPIC BATTLEGROUND

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The Fight for Glory:

Revolutions, Battles  & War on Louisiana Soil

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER

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Let the Good Times Roll in New Orleans:

Year-Round Festivals & Festivities

MISTRESS OF MANY MASTERS

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Creole Heritage:

New Orleans & The French, The Spanish, and The Americans

AU COEUR DU QUARTIER

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The Sweet Heart of the French Quarter

PRINCE OF PIRATES

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Jean Lafitte: The Gentleman Pirate

SYMPHONY IN THE STREETS

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What’s in a Name?

i.e. The Naming of New Orleans Streets

FAREWELL TO FLESH

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Mardi Gras History & Carnival Tradition

IKO IKO

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The Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

LAND OF DREAMS

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Cultural Influences:

The City’s Cultural Influences and Impact on America

OL' MAN RIVER

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The Mighty Mississippi

DUELING TO BE DIFFERENT

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Affairs d’Honneur

THE SECRET GARDENS

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Behind the Hidden Gate:

Gardens in the Sky & Hidden Courtyards of the French Quarter

STORYVILLE

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The Red-Light District:

New Orleans' Infamous Pleasure District

where Brothels Reigned

TASTES OF THE TOWN

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Legendary Local Cuisine:

Significant Cuisine & Culinary Treats of the Crescent City

ODE TO THE COCKTAIL

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The Art of Mixology

ROMEO SPIKES

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Bloodlust of the French Quarter

WANTING BOHEMIA,

DISCOVERING BOURBON

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Debauchery on Bourbon Street

PIRATE'S ALLEY

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The Legendary Swashbuckler Way

in the heart of Vieux Carré

SOUTH MOUTH

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Y’at Speak & Gumbo Ya-Ya:

How to speak like a New Orleanian

ANATOMY OF THE DEAD

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The Haunts of October

THE COURTESAN OF CULTURE

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E.J. Bellocq’s Storyville

MARDI GRAS

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The Greatest Free Show on Earth!

THE DECADENT SOUTH

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Southern Eccentricity

ALL HALLOWS

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Halloween & Haunted History in New Orleans

SWEET NOVEMBER

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Thanksgiving Traditions in Louisiana

'TIS THE SEASON

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Wintertime in Louisiana:

Louisiana Holiday Traditions

AULD LANG SYNE

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A Whole New Year, A Whole New World

R'EVOLUTION

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Anthropological Revolution & Evolution in New Orleans

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Thank You!

MIDNIGHT BOHEME