New Orleans - A Great Place To Live Vicariously
Described by many as the ‘Heart of New Orleans’, Hotel Monteleone is one of the city’s most charming historic landmarks. A locally owned hotel since its beginning, this gem of the French Quarter has been a favorite of literary monarchs, celebrities and travelers alike – Truman Capote’s mother lived in the hotel while pregnant with the author, while Faulkner and Hemingway refused to stay anywhere else each time they visited the vivacious boulevard of Royal Street.
The hotel is not only home to the infamous Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge (the only revolving bar in New Orleans), but it is also situated in the most culturally saturated part of the city. Just down the path you will come across the legendary Cornstalk Fence – a cast iron gate installed in 1856 that looks visibly out of place from the rest of the street. The fence was instated for a young bride who had been forced to leave her home in Iowa to move with her husband to New Orleans. The groom, in a bid to make her happy, thought that by planting the cornstalks she would be reminded of the fields from home, and thus she would feel less lonely.
This story is only one of the many that you will hear when visiting New Orleans – a place that has become synonymous with the term ‘moving on’ after Hurricane Katrina, where color and character run through the streets and into the veins of every person that lives and visits there.
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