Mardi Gras

Originally uploaded by Ross Fowler

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is wonderful! More original fun there and local music joy than in the touristic magnets in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo etc. are dominated by a sort of business and slavery. Carnival in Europe does not have the attraction of good music at all. The carnival acts in Germany, yesterday in Cologne, Duesseldorf and Mainz are attractive because the present some critical political statements – for example about the swindle of the German ex-minister of defense, zu Guttenberg. But the music? Oh no. And: no boobs at all in Germany, to cold outside. 10 Celsius. 30 Celsius in Brazil on the same day. But no Hurricane Katrina flood can destroy the joy of: New Orleans Mardi Grass

this photo also by Ross Fowler, on Flickr
sent to my group BLOG IT!

four photos by Ray Devlin, sent to my flickr group BLOG IT:
Mardi Gras New Orleans+Mardi Gras New Orleans
French Quarter Fat Tuesday+Mardi Gras New Orleans

Iko, Iko by the DIXIE CUPS is a Mardi Gras song:

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