Thursday, March 18, 2010

One of the Many Night-time Parades

The first parade we took in started around 6pm and continued until well after 11pm. The weather was cold and there was a damp strong wind that chilled us to the bone.

Still – the people stayed and begged for ‘throws’ and clapped wildly. I felt sorry for the marching bands with the girls in their tiny outfits. They looked totally frozen but still determined for their time in the spotlight as they marched down the ‘very’ long parade route.

Unfortunately – The Man either had a bead with a sharp edge hit his eye or he had someone’s fingernail scratch it and he was in considerable pain with it for a number of days. Catching beads can be a dangerous business!

It was my first parade and I had a blast! (please click on pics for better detail)

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Isn’t amazing how much work people put into this?

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While others didn’t!

19 comments:

Twain12 said...

cool pictures, looks like a good time

Daryl said...

does the parade go down or up Canal? If not, Canal, which Street?

Akelamalu said...

Oh great photos Aims. Is that you in the last photograph?

Melanie said...

What a fab parade. Love the dragon!

:-) I'm glad it was so much fun even though you were freezing.

Maggie May said...

Wonderful photos, Aims.
I love the dragon.Are you in that last picture?
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Leslie: said...

Lorne has been to New Orleans and experienced those parades! Hopefully one day he'll take me as I've always wanted to see the city. And like Akelamalu, I'm wondering if that's you! Hugz...

Bernie said...

Great photos and many memories, looks like you had a wonderful time........:-) Hugs

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Looks like you're having a blast Aims! I am so happy for you.

Sorry to hear about 'the Man's' eye. Bet that hurt! Hope he is all better now.

Have a great time for the rest of your vacation. Keep having fun!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Utterly splendid! What a riot of colour.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Four hours waiting for a parade to go by in the freezing cold is a long time! I hope you were dressed warm enough. I'm sorry to hear about The Man's eye. I hope it is all healed now. I like our carnival parade best. Sorry New orleans!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Will be back to catch up on what I've missed recently. All my blog friends have been busy writing lots and lots, so it's taking me longer to read though!

Mima said...

Hi Aims,

Glad to see that you are still posting and that all is well with you. I have long since given up posting due to lack of time :-(, but all is well health wise. No new dramas on the MS front, just the odd bug & things like that which is great!

aims said...

To all those who asked how I managed to put my pictures on a tilt and like a photograph I use Windows Live Writer. There is a program that lets you do lots of things with pics.

Also - the person included in these pics? As they say in the Big Easy - Who Dat?! ;0)

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Henry North London said...

Ooooh Mardi gras or pre Easter stuff?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It is fantastic how much work people put into these parades, the pictures look incredible.

CJ xx

Alice Stroppel said...

Wow! How cool are these pictures.

Polergirl said...

You can feel the energy of the parade from you pics. Wonderful!