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Snapshots

  1. beads

    Snapshot Title: beads
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Mardi Gras balcony in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    fifty years ago, the riders on parade floats threw stings of glass beads. If one didn't catch them in air, they would shatter on the pavement. Now the beads are plastic and manufactured in China ---...



  2. Mardi Gras colors

    Snapshot Title: Mardi Gras colors
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Mardi Gras balcony in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    purple, gold and green are the Mardi Gras colors and are seen everywhere in the city during the season of festivities. The Louisiana State University sports teams play in purple and gold --- even tho...



  3. Mardi Gras

    Snapshot Title: Mardi Gras
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Mardi Gras balcony in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The ancient French folk tradition of "mumming" is probably a progenitor of New Orleans' Mardi Gras. Opulent balls are held with elaborate costumes and, of course, masks during the Mardi Gras season.



  4. super bowl

    Snapshot Title: super bowl
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Mardi Gras balcony in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Super Bowl was in New Orleans the week before the panorama was taken. The Baltimore Ravens won over the 49ers.



  5. airboat adventures

    Snapshot Title: airboat adventures
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Mardi Gras balcony in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    no one is wearing ear protection --- could be this photo is posed?