New Orleans. Oh, New Orleans. A city 300 years in the making. A city engulfed by an irrepressible spirit. A multicultural gumbo flavored by its own lively culture, its passionate jazz, delectable cuisine and distinct architecture, but above all, its one-of-a-kind-people.
It’s impossible to understand The Big Easy without walking down Magazine Street, chowing down on beignets, sipping on sazeracs and breathing in three centuries of Crescent City history. Here, we present 22 photos that encapsulate the spirit of New Orleans until you can get there to experience it yourself.