Taken enroute to Mexico City, these pictures are of New Orleans and the Mississippi river. Click on the picture of the city and it will enlarge. You can clearly see the Superdome in the downtown area. The picture of the Mississippi is the end of the line where it literally flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The French Quarter is to the right of the downtown area. Notice that the Mississippi river bends there and it is the closest it gets to Lake Pontchartrain. The French fur trappers set up a settlement there as it was the easiest and shortest place along the river to portage between the two.