October 17, 2023

The New Orleans Collection: Inside a Streetcar

Is there anything more classic than a New Orleans streetcar? Likely not. And the fact that we call them “streetcar” is also unique to our city. Most other places call them a trolley. That’s when we know you’re not from or don’t live here, when we hear that word "trolley" describing the streetcar. The pleasure of riding a streetcar on a nice day is like none other. It’s cozy, and you can sit back and relax to enjoy a gorgeous ride. The St. Charles/Carrollton streetcar line is my favorite, and this is taken in one of those cars. For me, it was the only option for The New Orleans Collection in terms of streetcar photos. They always stop at the corner of Carrollton and South Claiborne. If you’re ever in the mood to peak inside of an empty one, that’s where I’d tell you to go.

Enjoy the Ride

I could’ve snapped a shot of the outside of the streetcar, but how many of those can we have out there to look at? As with all of my photos for The New Orleans Collection, I take shots only from my perspective and hope you love it, too. When we are siting in that streetcar, there is a certain feeling we get. I wanted to capture that feeling with a photograph, and that’s exactly what this image represents. If you've ridden a streetcar here, you know what I am talking about.

Green Versus Red Line

For those of you who love the Canal Street streetcar line, they pause right across from Morning Call, another part of The New Orleans Collection. It was tempting for me to jump on one of those cars while capturing Morning Call, but ultimately I wanted to green line. And those who know the difference really know the difference. I’m in love with the fact that locals and tourists enjoy it as a mode of transportation to get around the city. I also love how it’s so inexpensive to ride. So even if you’re looking for a nice, relaxing activity, add it to your list of things to do while visiting New Orleans. The sights you get to see, from the people watching, the tour groups walking, and the big St. Charles mansions, are all worth the ride.

The New Orleans Collection Legend (Above)

I hope you send the notecard to someone special, who loves the streetcar and a piece of New Orleans. And please know that this is also available in a print. You can contact me at liz@roamingwithred.com or head to my website at www.roamingwithred.com. I can’t wait to hear form you.
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