Dreams come true on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.  Things are not always what they appear to be---they're usually better.

A day spent on Esplanade Avenue is better than a day spent fishing.  Wile away enough time on Esplanade Avenue and you'll have a smile on your kisser.

The Most Beautiful Street in New Orleans

The Most Beautiful Street in New Orleans

There are various opinions on the matter depending on who you ask but it is fair to say that the opinion of the majority of New Orleanians is that Esplanade Avenue is the most beautiful street in this city that is full of beautiful streets.  Everyone knows Esplanade Avenue.  It really is a beautiful street.

In the weft and woof of New Orleans' tangled street grid, Esplanade Avenue is the fruit of the loom.

Esplanade Avenue is a very, very beautiful street.

Esplanade Avenue is a very, very beautiful street.

Some New Orleans streets have reputations for beauty.  Walk them sober, though, and you'll see the fault lines and fissures in those streetscapes' facades as well as their sidewalks.  You never know what you'll find when you turn a corner in New Orleans.  

Esplanade Avenue runs in a straight line, each block more beautiful than the last, at least from the river on one end and the park on the other.  In the other direction, from the park to the river, Esplanade Avenue runs from stunning to merely lovely.

Esplanade Avenue is best in show.  In a beauty contest of New Orleans streets, Esplanade Avenue wins more than $10.  Esplanade Avenue passes Go.  Esplanade Avenue is beauty-a-go-go.  After you get your beauty fix on Esplanade Avenue, you can go on the nod in the rest of New Orleans.

Every great city has at least one exceptionally beautiful street.  New Orleans has Esplanade Avenue.  Sometimes, especially in a city of New Orleans' size, one is enough, not eight.

There are a number beautiful old homes on Esplanade Avenue.  The whole street is like a fairy-land.  Every era of New Orleans architecture is on display along Esplanade Avenue.  Walking from end to the other is a lecture in architectural history.  You can save the cost of tuition by taking a stroll down Esplanade Avenue.  Keep your eyes open.  You never know what delights you'll espy on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.  It is a beautiful and magical street.

Lunch on Esplanade Avenue

Lunch on Esplanade Avenue

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