Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Back in February I went to New Orleans just for a weekend. I strolled around this amazing city making photos mainly around the French Quarter and across the river in Algiers Point. Coincidently with my trip was the first week of Mardi Gras, ahhh!!!! Mardi Gras in New Orleans…

The beginning of 2 weeks of Carnival and celebrations and while the more family oriented and traditional parades are running along Canal Street, many of the tourist activities centers on the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. This is where at night, clubs are filled with bands, singers, and of course drinkers…  It was also fun to watch the younger crowds while they “flash” exposing body parts in a effort to catch and collect beads being thrown from the balconies.

Here are some of the photos made in the famous Bourbon Street during the Mardi Gras craziness in the New Orleans French Quarter just a few weeks ago….

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: People dancing and celebrating Mardi Mardi Gras at a nightclub in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: African American singer performing and dancing in a nightclub during the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: Music group performing and dancing in a nightclub during the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: Woman drinking a beer in front of a nightclub during Mardi Gras celebrations in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: People looking up and raising hands to get beads in Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras celebrations in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: People showing Mardi Gras beads in balcony over Bourbon Street in the New Orleans French Quarter in Louisiana, at night. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: Music group performing in a nightclub during the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: Man playing music in a nightclub during the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

NEW ORLEANS - CIRCA FEBRUARY 2014: Music group performing in a nightclub during the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter in New Orleans (Daniel Korzeniewski)

 

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That’s all for now, more coming soon…. if you want to travel with me, please check out the 2 upcoming photo tours and adventures to Bhutan and Vietnam/Cambodia