Wednesday Postcard: New Orleans, Louisiana

[Updated February 2021]

LaBranche House in the French Quarter

Bonjour! This week’s postcard features the LaBranche House in the French Quarter in New Orleans! I bought the postcard from a shop at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) during a brief layover.

The house was built by Jean Baptiste LaBranche in 1832. It has one of the largest and most photographed balconies in the French Quarter. It’s 6,700 sq feet and has 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

Next Tuesday, February 16, 2021 is Mardi Gras! Unfortunately, Mardi Gras 2021 parades in New Orleans have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Over the years, I have accumulated about two hundred postcards from around the world, which I’ve either purchased from my local antique shops or received from thoughtful jet-setting family and friends who know I collect them. When I travel, I also like to send myself a carte postale just for fun!

I hope these postcards will make you want to revisit a favorite vacation spot or to embark on a journey to the destination of your dreams (when it’s safe to do so, of course!)

And if you’ve been to the destination featured, tell me about your experience there – I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, stay well!

If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in reading my post about beignets.