We’ve been here in New Orleans for a few weeks, staying with our friends Glen and Michelle in the Marigny. There will be many blog posts about this, but I thought we should get today’s photos of Mardi Gras up now.
The day started with the gathering of the St. Anthony Ramblers at Glen and Michelle’s firehouse, then a parade with the Krewe and the Panorama marching band through the neighborhood and the French Quarter.
Glen receives his scepter as the King of St. Anthony’s
and the Krewe lines up by the scamp for one last bathroom visit before the parade
Glen and Michelle, the King and Queen
Tommy and Rita, Jenny and Gordon – old friends of Glen’s
Greta leading the Krewe
and the important humanitarian groups
the amazing Panorama marching band
Greta meets the monkey king as we cross Bourbon Street.
The king taking a beverage break
We arrive at their friend Constantine’s on Jackson Square for a fabulous party
with the host dancing on the table
and very friendly folks in the line for the bathroom
the balcony overlooking the Square, from America’s oldest apartment building
Glen and his godson Stephen
Jimi, from Slovenia
and great costumes
Tom and Nathalie and James
Just follow this man around, and it’s a very good time.
Movies to follow.