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The Arabi District

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St Bernard Parish, Louisiana

In the local vernacular:

‘da Parish’

Immediately south and east of NOLA by way of Route 46.

Much to St Bernard: a place of varied people, culture and places,  Arabi is just the start, the beginning.

In the Arabi district the color and flavor of New Orleans’ French Quarter easily flows into St Bernard.

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A walk down the well policed Angela Street produced lots of interactions with the local residents and lots of exposure to local homes, local ‘color’ & local architecture.daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6882 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6888 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6897

Note the terra cotta roof ridge tiles and decorative ridge caps.

No one could tell me what the decorative pieces were called: one guy said that in his youth he and his pals called them ‘duck tails’. daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6900 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6903 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6904 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6909

Deep skinny lots that went back forever; laid out back in the day of frontage taxes. Some homes had a second story out back, known as a ‘camelback’.daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6913 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6914

A few shots on Friscoville Street.daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6923 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6924 daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6931daparish-01.31.2014-6Y9A6932

Past St Bernard Parish posts:

St Bernard Parish Potpourri

Los Islenos ~ St Bernard Parish, Louisiana

St Bernard Levee System

Delacroix Island Blue Crab Fishery

Posted by bigdawg on February 1, 2014

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