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Thanks to its French roots and blend of different cultures, New Orleans has a distinct character which sets it apart from the rest of the country. This is manifested in its unique architecture, food and music.
Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city's historic French Quarter is as lively as ever before, especially during Mardi Gras, the famous carnival celebrations that are held here each year.
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Many of the main attractions and historic buildings of New Orleans can be found in the Vieux Carré (Old Quarter), the historic heart of the city of New Orleans, commonly referred to as the French Quarter.
A tall column topped with a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee towers over Lee Circle, a traffic circle in the warehouse district of New Orleans.
In City Park, near the Museum of Art, is a beautiful garden dotted with modern sculptures. The garden opened in 2003 with a collection of sculptures donated by Sydney and Walda Besthoff.
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