Tag Archives: French Quarter

Superbowl sunshine

We kind of planned to stay away from downtown this weekend to avoid the Superbowl crowds, but those giant Roman numerals on the river – I just wanted to see them for myself. So we hopped on our bikes and … Continue reading

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All on one Sunday during Carnival in New Orleans

I am happy to report that I’ve perfected my “Sunday before the Sunday before Mardi Gras” routine.  This year there’s one extra Sunday thrown in because the parades were moved around so as not to interfere with the Superbowl, but … Continue reading

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All on a Mardi Gras Day. . .

It’s impossible to do and see everything there is to do and see on Mardi Gras Day.  But goodness, we tried!  We were up late after the parades on Monday putting the finishing touches on costumes with sparkles and glue, … Continue reading

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French Quarter night scene #3

Pirate’s Alley next to Saint Louis Cathedral on Saturday night after a heavy afternoon rain.  Cobblestones after rain look magical.

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French Quarter night scene #1

A balcony all decked out for Mardi Gras.  Still proudly proclaiming membership in the Who Dat Nation.  With beautiful white painted ironwork beneath the lights and sparklies.

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Not quite family-friendly

Walking sperm, naked papier-mache people, bawdy jokes, drug references,  – it must be the first parade of the season – the Krewe du Vieux!  I rode my bicycle to the Quarter on Saturday after hemming and hawing a bit too … Continue reading

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In the neighborhood

Well, not my neighborhood exactly – I took these pics in the French Quarter – but it’s still within bicycling distance!  Just a little over a year ago I wrote a post about that Sesame Street song, “These are the … Continue reading

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