Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. All in all, the festivities last two weeks, but culminate in bacchanalian parties and colorful parades during the five days surrounding Mardi Gras.

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When the Saints Go Marching In: New Orleans Second Line Fine Art | Pompo Bresciani Photography. This photographer has wonderful pics of New Orleans. Check him out for travel inspiration. Gorgeous work!!!

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Jonathan owner of studio 3 in New Orleans designed and built this float. I used to work with them and did many a show and parade. Rex Parade, Mardi Gras, New Orleans

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Mardi Gras Tree, considered exterior decor. Love to drive down Johnson street & see the beads in the trees!

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