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Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2011 …

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Pam and I drove over to New Orleans to catch a parade yesterday, but due to the rain and bad weather they were canceled.  So we ended up eating very well … we found a place on Decatur named Olivier’s and had an excellent lunch.  After we ate, we headed down to Jackson Square and it started raining.  The place cleared out and I made the photo above.  The photo below is one that I took from inside Cafe Du Mond when it started raining real hard.

The last photo is of some street preachers trying to save some lost souls on Bourbon Street … they really had their work cut-out for them and I don’t know if they succeeded or not, but they sure were trying!  At this point, business is slow and all the sinners must have staggered into or bar to get another drink or something … the first photo is a close-up and the second is one further back.

Well, this being Mardi Gras in New Orleans, they did not have to wait long for some drunk nut to show up.  I have no clue what he is doing or the gestures that he making signify, but he sure thinks he is being funny and he really seems to be enjoying himself …

I can only hope that he was not driving and wonder how long he made it once the sun went down!  Let the good times roll!

Written by Frank Hardy

March 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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