French Quarter Parade

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2015 by Giaskyler

My favorite part of Mardi Grass. French Quarter shenanigans. I liked it more than the parade with floats. Mind blowing costumes, fun photo opportunities, and (in my opinion) the real spirit of Mardi Grass.

 

Mardi Grass 2015, Zulu Parade, New Orleans

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2015 by Giaskyler

Zulu parade was the only one we  stayed to watch and take pictures of.  It was a cold day, we were freezing, and we did not feel like staying for the next one.  Still, it was so worth it.  The guys in the bones costumes looked amazing.  I had a very hard time selecting which photos of them to put in this post.  Overall, the parade was beautiful, and I am glad we did it (despite the cold).

I just felt bad for the cheerleader girls in the parade.  Some of the uniforms were very “small” and you could tell, the girls were visibly shaking from being cold.  I had a warm clothes and hat on, and I was still freezing.  I could only imagine what they were going through.  

Beads

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by Giaskyler

 

My best friend and I went on a little trip this past February. We checked one item off my bucket list: Mardi Grass. I have an amazing friend who did that just for me. It was not something she wanted to do, but she knew how much I wanted to go, so she made my dream come true (Thanks N!). We were little afraid if we will like it, since both of us do not like big crowds.

Our worries were soon to be forgotten because the crowd was not the problem, the weather was. It was so cold that we only lasted through on of the two morning parades we planned to attend. To make up for it, after adding another layer of clothing at the hotel, we decided to walk around the French Quarter. It was a great decision, Halloween HAS NOTHING on Mardi Grass. There was not as many drunken people as we have expected. Do not get me wrong, there was alcohol, but somehow people were more about having fun than getting drunk (night at Bourbon Street was a different story ;) ).

Another thing were the costumes. There were so creative and amazing. Some of them, for sure, took a lot of time and imagination to make. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Do not even get me started on the food, it is heaven! I am not a huge fan of sea food (I do eat some things on occasion), but over there I could not eat enough (it was our second trip there, but first Mardi Grass). My friend was very impressed with me trying new things (I am a very picky and finicky eater).

I am starting my “New Orleans” posts with the beads, since they are big part of Mardi Grass and New Orleans itself. Have fun. I sure did :)

 

Art On The Door

Posted in Photography with tags , , on March 8, 2015 by Giaskyler

I Dream Of Summer…

Posted in Photography with tags , , on March 1, 2015 by Giaskyler

This Little Light Of Mine…

Posted in Photography with tags , , on February 22, 2015 by Giaskyler

Blondie

Posted in Photography with tags , on February 8, 2015 by Giaskyler

Beautiful cat I met and could not stop taking pictures of. You can see her and her sibling as a little kittens at http://cleodinephotography.com/author/cleodinephotography/ (post called “Cat Series 2″).

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