We stopped in the Cathedral in the late morning and checked at the small gift shop about tours. The clerk there said she thought the fellow would be in about 1:30, so we went on with our tour of the French Quarter and stopped back at 1:30. It was a few minutes before a fellow came walking up the aisle who didn't look like a tourist. He asked if we had any questions, so we asked about the tour. He said he would be happy to give us a tour. He asked if anyone else would care to join and a few did. As we went along he kept asking people if they would like to join and by the end we had a group of 15 or so. He was very well informed and gave us a lot of interesting information. The artwork in the building, especially the ceilings, is really lovely and makes you envision how difficult it would have been to paint it. While the tour was not long and certainly didn't cover all the items in the cathedral, it was worth taking the time to to it. Just walking in and looking around, you will not appreciate what is there and the stories that are part of the building's history.
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