Monday, April 11, 2011

Lunch In Mobile, Alabama

Lunch In Mobile, Alabama
How To Describe Mobile:
A Smaller and Cleaner Version Of French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
Mobile has lots of historic buildings with that French Creole wrought iron exterior decor.

Mobile and not New Orleans began Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States.
We found evidence of the Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile.
Look up and see the Mardi Gras beads in the tree.
We found a wonderful cafe in Mobile and the weather was delightful so we enjoyed lunch outside.
More evidence of the French Quarter look in downtown Mobile, AL.
The restaurant's inside was set up for some nightly jazz and blues concerts.
Another view of the interior decor of this restaurant.
I found this funny but serious warning in the ladies's restroom of this restaurant.
Right across the street from the restaurant was Catholic church so after lunch we stepped across the street and went inside the church to find a beautiful religious setting. Look below. This is the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
The basilica had a magnificent alter, Corinthian columns, and beautiful stained glass windows. We arrived just as a tour of the basilica was being conducted. The tour guide was noting the beautiful ceiling decorations.
Notice below the Irish shamrocks and the French fleur de lis on the ceiling. Maybe the sponsors of the building of this basilica were Irish and French immigrants.
A road trip break to a church is always a meditative moment that is appreciated by me.

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