NOLA & STL
“Where you from?”
My answer was, “I’m from upriver.”
“Well, you don’t sound like you’re from Memphis, so it must be St. Louis.”
When I told the New Orleans bellman that he was exactly right, a conversation started about the natural link between our two French cities. We discussed the similarity and differences.
There are quite a few identical place names, with both having the all-important Julia Street on their maps.
On my way to a very early call yesterday, I noticed the St. Charles Streetcar heading my way as I was trying to cross Carondelet.
Residents of either city know that the names may be the same but nobody will mistake one for the other.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.