Friday, April 18, 2008

The Streetcar Formerly Known As Desire



This is us riding a streetcar in New Orleans and having lots of hilarious fun. Helen was driving us down St Charles Ave when she spotted a streetcar approaching from a couple of hundred metres away, so she kicked us out into oncoming traffic to jump on. It was a very cool experience, and one that we got to share with Hel, seeing as every time the streetcar stopped Helen seemed to be right there in the car. And every time the streetcar moved , there was Hel traveling at the same pace alongside.



A streetcar is the only way to travel. Well, at least in New Orleans it is. It seemed like the only way to escape the humidity, traveling along in the shade with the windows open.

So, it would have been cooler to ride the Streetcar Named Desire, but unfortunately that line was closed in 1948 and replaced with a bus service. A Bus Named Desire?

3 comments:

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Yep, I've seen the buses with "DESIRE" in the digital display on the front, and it just makes me a bit sad, really. They should totally resurrect the Desire line – I'd pay at least triple to ride on *that* streetcar.

But the buses in New Orleans – never ride the buses. Never.

bitingmidge said...

A bus named Desire doesn't have any romantic ring to it anyway!

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Anonymous said...

Julian, seriously, it's going to take more than a bus to get you to 'Desire' whichever way you look at it ;-)