I saw the French Quarter and its rare book stores, fine art Galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques and spent time with great friends in their old building, built in 1840. To get to the fourth floor to their apartment, we pulled on a cable and stepped into a charming old open top, 3 sided wood container of car siding painted with layers of different paint that has many times peeled with a rich patina. It took us up to the brightest area with huge rooms and windows that looked up to the sky and down to the streets of the French Quarter below. Wow, it was a Fabulous week-end!! Thank you Ed and Stacey Smith.