Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Orleans: Bourbon Street

In honour of the recent Mardi Gras celebration I thought I would share the rest of my photos from our trip to New Orleans in January. The city really has such a beautiful and big energy, I can only imagine how crazy it must be during Mardi Gras.

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My bro, Steven and his girlfriend, Brittany. Poor brother severely broke his wrist in a hockey game just a week before we came to see him play. Poor guy. (In case you were wondering what that strange lump was growing out of his stomach).

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I learned a lot about Mardi Gras while down south and I even got to try my first King Cake, a Mardi Gras season tradition. And yes, Mike found the plastic baby. They put a plastic baby in the cake and whoever finds it has to buy the next cake or host the next party. Here's a shot of the baby from the cake, can you say creepy??


Have you ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, is it as crazy as I imagine?

20 comments:

  1. wow, great photos! did you go to stella! restaurant? it's one of my faves

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  2. Ooh yeah that baby is creepy - but your photos are so brilliant!! Love them! xo

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  3. Amazing pics Christine (as always). What cam do you use? You're a really fab at photography. Thanks again for your sweet comments on my blog today. I'm always tickled pink when you stop in for a quick "chat". Always a bright spot in my day. Cheers!

    amy*

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  4. What wonderful photos-the bar full of bras is particularly memorable! I've only been to one Mardi Gras as a kid, but it in was Rio and I remember being COMPLETELY overwhelmed!

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  5. I have never been! I don't think I would make it out alive! We did, however, celebrete Mardi Gras last night with some Gumbo and King's Cake!

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  6. I don't think I could handle the crowds during Mardi Gras, but I'm dying to visit New Orleans. Maybe a trip for next year.

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  7. great photos love. I like that baby tradition. weird, but I like it!

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  8. oh these photos are so great~ the masks are pretty fabulous, and i love your coat girly.

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  9. Yay yay yay!! I am so glad you shared more of your pictures!! These are great! I am so glad you had a good time. I love New Orleans so much!!

    And yes...it is CRAZY during Mardi Gras...but it is a fun kind of crazy. :) A once (or more! ha ha) in a lifetime experience, for sure!

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  10. jacin - no we didn't hit up stella, but I will mark it down for next time. Thanks for the tip!

    amy - Thank you, I use a Canon T1i and I love it!

    la petite coquine - I could imagine it was overwhelming, but Rio would be amazing!

    haha, Jess, that's what I was thinking!

    Alena - you definitely should go, it's an amazing place!

    justine - I'll have to make you a welcome home cake when you get back and there might just be a little surprise in there for you ;) hehe.

    Sharstin - thank you! Such a sweet compliment coming from you :)

    Suzie - I loved seeing your mardi gras pics on you blog. I can tell you just love that place! You're going to be my go-to girl for tips.

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  11. how fun! new orleans is definitely on my list of places to visit!

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  12. These pics are great! Thanks for sharing and i'm yet to visit New Orleans-it's on my list of places to visit, especially during Mardi Gras.

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  13. awesome photos of NOLA! makes me want to book a trip out there, stat! what a colorful city :) www.urbanscarlet.com

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  14. Your pictures are gorgeous! You've really captured the mood down there!

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  15. great pics.
    my hubby is going there in June for a stag...ummmm...not sure how I feel about that!

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  16. your photos are gorgeous!!! they make mine look ho-hum...I posted some from our trip in February this week on my blog. I couldn't stop laughing at the bras-on-the-ceiling picture...we ended up in that bar too ;) so happy to have discovered your blog! xoxo {av}

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  17. i want to go to new orleans so bad! it looks awesome. my boy and i have been talking about going on a trip there for a while now. it looks like you all had a fun time!

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  18. Great photos! I can't wait to get to New Orleans someday. This year, I threw a Mardi Gras dessert party with some friends. I looked everywhere for a baby Jesus to put in the king cake but had no luck.

    You've got a really fantastic blog here!!

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