Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Epicenter of Bibulous Louisiana for the few days preceding Fat Tuesday: Uptown New Orleans

Uptown New Orleans
Originally uploaded by Chompa.
Ah, the notable Fat Tuesday when I got out of bed early enough to see the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club on the street. Caught their black beads and have worn them as a Carnival talisman ever since. Those of you pining for a whiff of Crescent City carnality might check in with Nola.com, the comprehensive Times-Picayune web site. There you will find parade cams and lots of multi-media material, including footage of Lundi Gras. If you were wondering what Blanc et Noir Marching Society was about, you will find its momma & poppa shaking it on Canal St.

One of the streetcams shows St Charles Avenue next to Fat Harry's. Some of you may weep for the memories therein awakened.

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