The Beautiful Crescent

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Yesterday my sister, Tallulah, and I took our first trip to New Orleans’ beautiful Crescent Park along the mighty Mississippi River. It was beyond fabulous . . . if more than just a wee bit warm.

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Crescent Park spans 1.4 miles along the river from just past the French Market in the French Quarter to a neighborhood called Bywater.

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As we walked down the paths, we greeted other walkers, joggers, and bikers. We even saw a few dogs out for their morning stroll. But the most amazing sight was the incredible view of our wonderful new hometown’s skyline. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. My sister was more interested in the treats my human mommy was using to get us to pose for photos.

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The park makes use of two former industrial wharves. One is now called the Mandeville Shed, a covered open-air event space. The other is called Piety Wharf and offers a view of New Orleans, Algiers, and traffic up and down the river.

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We stopped at Mandeville Ellipse to enjoy a little grass time. For a couple of urban dogs, this area was heaven . . . although we were slightly distracted by the huge ship behind is. What if that thing was completely filled with dog treats? Tallulah and I briefly considered becoming pirates.

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But we thought better of it and continued along the path so we could enjoy the gardens. The park has 20 acres of indigenous landscaping, which we enjoyed almost as much as the butterflies, bees, and dragonflies. We even got to see a train traveling along the tracks just beyond the park’s fence. We were far less interested in the train then my mommy thought we would be.

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We made it as far as Desire Street before turning around to head back home. We’ll definitely return to Crescent Park on a beautiful and cool autumn day. I hear there’s a dog park that we still need to explore.


Footnote thek9harperlee

My blog posting and reading has been a bit sporadic–to say the least–lately. Well, I have put my foot down and told my human mommy/blogging assistant that enough is enough. No more excuses. No more, “I’m so busy getting the house ready to move/packing to move/getting settled after moving.” No more, “Tallulah is a puppy and she needs my undivided attention.” No more, “This computer is new and I can’t figure out how to work it.” It’s the day after Labor Day and it’s time to get back to work!

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Also, Mommy wants everyone to know that she “borrowed” the title for this blog post. It comes from a wonderful book about New Orleans called Beautiful Crescent: A History of New OrleansIf you’re planning a trip to our fair city, or if you’re just in love with the Big Easy, this is a must read!

23 Comments on “The Beautiful Crescent”

  1. fredrieka says:

    that was a pawsome walk, I love going to sniff new pee mail, and see new things, looked like a long walk, bet you took a long nap

    • It was a long and hot walk. Our tongues were hanging out and our rear ends were dragging by the end . . . but it was so worth it because we slept like logs when we got home, which made our humans super happy!

  2. Was happy to see your blog, Miss Harper Lee. Mommy took gorgeous pictures of you, Tallulah and the beautiful New Orleans scenery. Enjoyed every bit of it. You and Tallulah will have so many new adventures, and things to see, and I’m looking forward to your sharing them with us. BTW, Mommy’s “excuses” for not blogging were valid. She was a very busy lady! xo

  3. Emmadog says:

    Good to see you guys again. I’ve seen you a few times on Instagram so I knew you were alright.

  4. Hi y’all! We are so glad to have our bayou state friends back! New Orleans is such fun and it seemed very dog-friendly on our last visit. It is definitely beautiful. ☺

    • Hi! New Orleans is super dog friendly. We just love all the little shops and restaurants around our neighborhood that have bowls of fresh water outside of their doors for us. Looking forward to some cooler weather so we can enjoy some evenings eating out with our humans . . . but that may be a while. 😉

  5. Awww Miss Harper Lee, we LOVE Tallulah Bee and are so happy for you to be such a good role model for her!! The walk was fabulous – The Red Man was jealous but glad for his Amigos to take it for him and all of us at Casa de Canterbury – we send Paw Snaps and Twirls to everyone in NOLA…:)

  6. The beautiful crescent has it all, Miss HL! What a fun place. I can see why you’d want to go back. It looks like it needs a few trips to see and experience it all.

    Love and licks,

  7. Looking forward to all the pictures of NOLA you will show us! Give your assistant a break, I just had painters in and Louie and I aren’t back on schedule. We have had an adventure or six!

    • It’s just not fair when actual life gets in the way of super important things like blogging. 🙂 Cannot wait to share more NOLA adventures with you . . . as soon as the temperature drops a few thousand degrees!

  8. Jan K says:

    We’re so glad you’re back! Isn’t Tallulah getting big! That looks like a very pretty park. I’m not much of a city person, but New Orleans is one city I think I would love to visit.

  9. Hi Y’all!

    It’s still too hot for my Humans to let me take a trip with them.

    Did you ever find out, was that ship loaded with dog treats?

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. That looks like a wonderful park. I love the pretty view of the city.

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