Mystic Theme - "Mardi Gras from Above"

by Brenda Nelson March. 10, 2011 4441 views

Last Saturday we watched a Mardi Gras parade from an outdoor terrace ABOVE the one-way street, filled with young and old party-goers! It was cloudy, 34 degrees F, but felt like 25F! We stood out there taking photos for over an hour and almost froze in place! But, it was so fun to watch all the people having fun!!

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Every one came dressed to “Let the Good Times Roll” or “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”!

The local high school band marched to Michael Jackson music and stopped to do the “Thriller Dance”

Party-goers posed for my shot

Most of the parade watchers wore beads, but chains??

I think this guy saw me taking his picture…(I dig those green shoes in the background!)

In such cold weather, I wanted to go tell this guy to put more clothes on his sweet baby!

This float boasts a gilded and gold Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz”

This little beauty was waiting for the next beads or candy to be thrown to the watchers

This dog was probably warmer than anyone at the parade!

An “Alice in Wonderland” float. Sorry I didn't get a shot of Alice - the men gave her the “Best (Least) Dressed Trophy”!

I loved this shot of the mask from above and behind!

Lots of people walked and carried decorated parasols on the mile-long route!

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Vterezia 6 years, 7 months ago

well done .........NICE SET!!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 7 months ago

Great!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 7 months ago

Nice!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 7 months ago

Looks like a lot of fun...fantastic colourful set...the parasols are amazing

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 6 years, 7 months ago

lot of fun! nice series

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 7 months ago

Funny set, great parade!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Threepeas 6 years, 7 months ago

You caught some interesting people...nice set! Love the baby.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 7 months ago

Mardi Gras Looks like a blast! There is a celebration every year in Toronto Ontario much like this one but is a Trinidad and Tobago event. Lavish costumes are adorned and diplayed in a parade. There are events all over town. You got some really great shots from the top looking down. Good idea for the theme!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 7 months ago

Looks like so much fun!! ...and you got some fantastic shots!!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 7 months ago

I have never been to this happening. I thought that I would get there while I still had some party in me. I think I waited too long!! Very enjoyable set!!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Felecia 6 years, 7 months ago

Great set Miss Brenda!!! I have to ask, did you get any beads????

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 6 years, 7 months ago

Great color in this set....

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 7 months ago

Very good coverage from above! All colors and smiles, I have never seen the chains either :-)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 7 months ago

Great series - fun day!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 7 months ago

It's always fun to work from a new perspective! I love the umbrellas!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jeff Cornish 6 years, 7 months ago

Great one Brenda! You captured this so well! 9 to my favs!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 7 months ago

Great fun, colorful set! Thanks for taking us along!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 7 months ago

Tons of fun!!! You certainly caught everyone having a great time!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 7 months ago

What wonderful captures...I like the guy who noticed you...He almost looks as if he was surprized to be getting captured...(maybe he was supposed to be at work)...LOL

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 6 years, 7 months ago

Un set intéressant Brenda ; Carnaval est fêté partout dans le monde !!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 7 months ago

Wow fantastic captures nice for the theme

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 7 months ago

Great set.

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