1 030 Super Sunday in New Orleans 2009

Originally uploaded by Traveling Mermaid

a mermaid, a pal
you are so nice to me
defend new orleans
y’all saints to me
geaux saints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
defend new orleans
thnks mermaid
*Doug, Lisa and I. This was a crash course on how to use the timer on my camera. We were in Parkway having a brew while waiting for the parade to begin.*

thank you, and this,

http://bestcharleyanalive.com/2009/12/22/christmas-brilliance/

Skeletons!

February 24, 2009

Skeletons!

Originally uploaded by Karen Apricot New Orleans

the Skeleton Krewe waves at Karen Apricot,
as they pass by on St Charles Ave. friday night,
leading the way for le Krewe d’Etat!

Happy Mardi Gras
Defend New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!

defend the squandering of heritage, w/ karen apricot ,

www.squanderedheritage.com/

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Originally uploaded by Karen Apricot New Orleans

MARDI GRAS! NEW ORLEANS
the place where
you can let your imagination become you
where you can be your dream

and celebrate life for one brief moment
a most excellent moment on the planet

where feet

can’t fail to tap

to the beat
where
horns and whistles

do not cease

to sound off

you will know

what it means  to miss New Orleans!

every fat tuesday morning if you’d left

you wake up and never forget,

thank you Karen Apricot,

xxo jlp

sir posey photographs new orleans parade, New Orleans Louisiana Mardis Gras, St. Charles Ave., springtime

April 7, 2009

Originally uploaded by “SIR: Poseyal Desposyni Poet “

This Is a Photograph that has Class!

and respect…. just great

sir posey
is a good artist , as well a photographer of parades in New Orleans

w/ a feel and sight and knowledge of the neighborhood he knows and sees so well
photographing the parade

i try to do the same thnks anthony
wow

Skeleton Krewe

Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe

Mardi Gras

friday night the Skeleton Krewe marches  leading down St. Charles Avenue, le Krewe d’Etat,

to see more of the Skeleton Krewe as they march on Friday night,

have a look at this photostream, from this year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeletonkrewe/sets/72157614190566148/

HAPPY MARDI GRAS SKELETON KREWE!!!!!!

2009,http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeletonkrewe/sets/72157612391816495/

2008,http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeletonkrewe/sets/72157603860022377/

to see the whole group, from last year, as the tradition builds and the excitement begins, to do it all again this year!,

to learn more about the Skeleton Krewe, see this website,http://www.skeletonkrewe.com

Skeleton Krewe 2009

February 25, 2009

Skeleton Krewe 2009

Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe

the Skeleton Krewe
just passing by Jackson Square, on Mardi Gras day
making good time down the avenue,
starting way uptown at 6:30 am,

and arriving here in the Vieux Carre, by 10 or 11….
a great krewe, a great group of people

keeping in the tradition of past marching krewe

see more of the Skeleton Krewe here, below…..

Bywater Footbridge

Originally uploaded by Infrogmation

surreality in the Bywater in New Orleans
as time stands still for a moment among statues of frogs and a duck swimming
i just love this photograph is why i post it up
it has all the color and spirit of Mardi gras day

Kosmic Frenchmen Purple Face Mardis Gras /New Orleans, Louisiana Frenchmen street 1980 and now 2009

February 26, 2009

Kosmic Frenchmen Purple Face

Originally uploaded by Infrogmation

30 years later the infrogmation keeps me in touch w/ purple on a tuesday,

see this set of extraordinary mardi gras photos from the Bywater and up to the Marigny tuesday,www.flickr.com/photos/infrogmation/sets/72157 614400971564/or this one,www.flickr.com/photos/infrogmation/sets/72157 611334558292/

Bywater has come a LONG way since i was there! there are artists everywhere, and those urbanpioneers who i guess i didn’t know, who bring downtown New Orleans to life!, now this looks like a lot of fun,

and remember the days the Radiators played saturday nights here,www.youtube.com/watch?v=gslJP3m1Qno


as i had been on frenchmen street just a few years earlier than when he may have come along , what a small world on flickr and friends i have never met, myself always having been an outsider, now i feel a little like i made a few friends anyway..patience and all day is all you need in New Orleans,

you will meet everyone in town sooner or later……

New Orleans sx70

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

bb gun warriors escort the Krewe of Kosmic Debris Mardi Gras 1980-82?? one more time/ second line by you.

bb gun warriors escort the Krewe of Kosmic Debris Mardi Gras 1980-82?? one more time/ second line

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

the Dream Palace 1980, and this for a little more infrogmation,

www.mardigrasunmasked.com/ColorfulCharacters/ AlanLanghoff…

and what i remember,

the BB gun warriors fought their battles across the lake and up the river all the way to St. Louis,

the Poodles were the pretty twirlers of batons that brought with them the Tumblers, a small group of musicians who knew four songs to bring along the second line marching into the French Quarter, stopping along the way, at places like Molly’s on Decateur, (there were also parade practices in the middle of July, to stay in shape, the tourists never had seen anything like it) and then on into the Vieux Carre , melting away on Bourbon or up to a party on Royal on a balcony. …i don’t know about today, but it still looks like fun

New Orleans 1980 Mardi Gras and the Krewe of Kosmic Debris

February 24, 2009

monalisamardigras#2

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

mona lisa mardis gras

at the Dream Palace, 1980

w/ the Krewe of Cosmic Debris and the Poodles leading the way,

escorted by the color guard of BB Gun warriors, followed by the band called the
Tumblers, who only knew 4 songs…
mardis gras songs of course, like-
Louis Armstrong’s,
“when the Saints go marching in”!,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA

then the Krewe of Cosmic Debris
followed by the second line behind, two stepping on parade and into the French Quarter!

Mardi Gras , New Orleans, Louisiana parades on St. Charles bring out the crowd

February 24, 2009

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Originally uploaded by New Orleans Lady

the New Orleans Lady
photographs the Mardi Gras,
in New Orleans.
Showing all, the energy, celebration and color that is the
Mardi Gras!!!!!!!!

-a city that is on parade along St. Charles Avenue,
for weeks leading up to fat tuesday.
Where the greatest rewards are Beads and trinkets and doubloons.
thrown to the parade watchers outstretched hands from the passing floats.
Throw me some beads mister!
is the chant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but there is also music in the air and dancing in the streets

New Orleans, Louisiana Mardi Gras w/ the Krewe of Cosmic Debris 1980

February 24, 2009

valeriebwclr#2os

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

Mardi Gras!!!!! 1980
today is Mardi Gras!!!!!! in New Orleans

an experience never to be forgotten,
where life is a celebration.

it is Carnival Time!,

al johnson,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccu2_MRMF5Y

sx70368aq

February 5, 2008

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Skeleton Krewe Black & White Originally uploaded by skeletonkreweMardi Gras tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.The earliest to occur in 25 years. I remember that one back then, it was cold, and a lot of fun.This year, the SkeletonKrewe makes its way, all the way from uptown somewhere, stopping on St. Charles to see the Zulu parade, and then continue on their way to, and into the French Quarter, finally arriving at Jackson Square, by noon. One more stop to go, onto the r bar, wherever that is? the other side of the quarter. Somewhere near Esplanade, Royal and Kerlerec, (could never say that, can’t spell it w/out checking)

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday,
a sx70 polaroid from
1980-82?
into the vieux carre
from the dream palace

SpyBoy Demond

September 22, 2008

SpyBoy Demond by Christopher Porché West - A Studio On Desire.

SpyBoy Demond

Originally uploaded by Christopher Porché West – A Studio On Desire

Christopher Porsch-West, photographer of New Orleans,

www.porche-west.com/

Save the ‘ BANK OF SOUL’
A Public Improvement on the Right-of Way
Corner of Louisa and Burgundy Streets

The ‘Bank of Soul’ is an attempt to both fix a disregarded and damaged sidewalk in Bywater and also acknowledges the historical and cultural legacies of our New Orleans. It was prompted by a response to an upcoming citywide art event, Prospect 1. (http://www.prospectneworleans.org/) Using historical materials, the corner has been transformed from a ditch of broken concrete and gravel nearly 8 inches deep to an environmental cultural icon complete with handicap access allowing for safe passage with multi-directional pedestrian use. The symbolism in this treatment is ‘artistic’ yet functional with careful concern for safety and restoration. At the same time as an openly public installation it depicts an honest representation of our shared cultural uniqueness and is truly sympathetic to our struggles to rebuilt and recharge the beauty of our city. As this installation is new I have received great support from many neighbors who have approved of its design and professional execution. It has been navigated by our police officers, postal workers and elderly and all have mentioned that it is a fresh and worthy addition to the landscape here in Bywater. Obviously anything new doesn’t go without controversy or criticism and with added measured of protection (installation of a long gone traffic sign) and improved visibility (empowering an existing high intensity lighting fixture) the site could be improved with regard to safety and usability.

The ‘Bank of Soul’ is meant to be a temporary solution to a widespread problem in our city – the streets and sidewalks all over the city are battered and in need of repair. Please support the pride in our city as keeping the ‘Bank of Soul’ captures the strength, joy and resilience that sustain New Orleans and her people and her timeless indestructible spirit.

christopher i have known since he arrived in New Orleans

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Originally uploaded by jenstylee

jen stylee

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Originally uploaded by jac currie
Defend New Orleans
i saw jac currie on tv, well off the webcast on cousin ellen’s show, i will get back to this but i have to get a couple more beer
defend new orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!buy a shirt, and your money will go to these good causes listed on the page! www.defendneworleans.com

Common Ground

ACORN

Bridge House

The Iron Rail Book Collective

Music Rising

NOCCA

New Orleans Kid Camera Project

New Orleans Musicians Clinic

Silence is Violence

Timecode: NOLA

New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund

DesireNOLA

Watch The Defend New Orleans Interview on Ellen Degeneres

Zulu Anniversary Parade

August 3, 2007

Zulu Anniversary Parade

Originally uploaded by Christopher Porché West – A Studio On Desire

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