Tuesday, 4 September 2007


Can you choose one favourite street out of your whole country?

I can. My favourite – of all the avenues and streets and roads and boulevards and circles and ways in America – is Royal Street, New Orleans.

To me it feels at once like a lovely mystery and like coming home.

I was going to write all the reasons why, but even in my head they sound like a tourist-book tallying of attractions and histories and quaintnesses... and that's really not what it's about.

It's just that when I'm on Royal Street, I want to stay.



  1. Nice. I would have to think about that one. I know I don't have any streets even close to being that colorful.

  2. hmmm, Caracas is so crowded and has so much traffic, it's not easy to pick a street, but if pressed it probably would be somewhere in El Hatillo.

  3. I love that last line. : ) That's really what it's about, anywhere, wanting to be where you are. (If that makes sense, lol)

    PS. I tagged you over at my blog. Feel free to participate if you like. : )

  4. oh, how lovely! i've never been to that street! i'd have to say my favorite is church street in charleston, south carolina. at dusk, there's nothing in the world like it.

  5. That's something interesting to think about. Now I'm going to have to think of what my favorite street it.

  6. My best friend just moved to Charleston! I'll have to go visit...