Look at the rich color on this postcard! All the distressed brick and shutters. Have you ever had a drink of Absinthe? Not for the faint of heart. I think it put a little more hair on my chest.
(info on back) "Old Absinthe House" 234 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA. Built nearly 200 years ago, about 1752, and for more than 100 years, since 1826, a rendezvous for bon-vivants, including among whom were Jean and Pierre Lafitte, the buccaneers heroes of the Battle of New Orleans, who are said to have planned here some of the details of the famous battle with Andrew Jackson. The building has a characteristic "entresol" or hidden floor, where it is said stolen gold were hidden during the days of the Spanish Regime."
The wife and I went to the Absinthe Museum once on Royal St. It was neat to see all the ornate dispensers and serving utensils for "enjoying" Absinthe. They have quite a collection of all things to do with the strong concoction.