Thursday, March 28, 2013

Refreshments

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Drinking in the street is permitted in the commercial parts of the French Quarter. Not like in St. Louis on St. Patrick's Day, where it is an occasional tolerance of naughtiness. On Bourbon Street, it's a 24/7/365 activity.

At a meetings some years ago, a New Orleans lawyer and I were  talking about Louisiana liquor laws. I asked if the state had an open container law (it is generally illegal in the US to have an unsealed container of an alcoholic beverage inside a car). "Sure," he shot back, "you gotta have one." All this is titillating for visitors but it's still pretty sad.      

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5 comments:

Tamera said...

I went to New Orleans last year, and hit up Bourbon Street while I was there. It was like a jungle. Just insane, so crowded that I could barely get through the teeming masses in the street, and everyone was EXTREMELY drunk. And this was a Tuesday. I suppose I would have loved it when I was 21, but at my age now, not so much!

JM said...

I would love to visit New Orleans! :-)

William Kendall said...

I'd like to go, but at a quiet time of the year. I'm not one for drinking; I've seen alcoholism one too many times to see much appeal in it.

Regardless, one must see what the huge ass burger is, just to satisfy curiousity...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bet there aren't many women who'd drink that ale Bob :) new Orleans seems like a fascinating place, definitely one of those tunes that get stuck in the head!

TheChieftess said...

I've always thought of NO as the wild ass city!!! (truth be told...the ass part just came to me after seeing these pics!!!)