Monday, February 7, 2011

New Orleans Moments: The Woman with Beads

Superbowl is over. Mardi Gras is just around the corner. Mardi Gras! Aka New Orleans, aka Crescent City, aka City of the Dead, aka Katrina... but more on that later.

For now, it's time to get ready for Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday. That means, get those shiny beads ready, to share and/or to wear.

I visited Crescent City twice. First time was a very long time ago. Second time was last month. I found out that the City was in preparation for Mardi Gras. Beads were flying all over the place, day and night, Bourbon and Canal, and any other street for that matter, especially in the (French) Quarter.

It was in the Quarter that I noticed this older woman sitting in the corner of Toulouse Street, beads in her hand, as captured in the picture. I'm still not sure if she wanted to sell the beads or just give them away... that remains a mystery, together with all those other mysteries that add to the fantasy surrounding the fabulous Big Easy.

Thanks for visiting,
Alina Oswald

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