View image of When you think of the good life in the American south â mint juleps on the veranda, gingerbread iron detailing, heavy subtropical shade trees â you are thinking of the Garden District around St Charles Avenue, where streetcars still trundle by. A slight elevation has protected these mansions from hurricane devastation for nearly 200 years. ([Courtesy Karim Rezk]( http://www.flickr.com/photos/krezk/)) ____________________________________________ [**Read more about living in New Orleans**]( http://www.bbc (Credit: http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20111014-living-in-new-orleans)
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