Mardi Gras is being celebrated today, and I wanna reminisce about the art we saw in New Orleans last Halloween. Seeing the art in New Orleans reminded me of Amsterdam. It was practically everywhere. In my words, this is heaven. Aside from the fact that you hear live music wherever you go, day and night, you’ll find gifts everywhere that is uniquely New Orleans. I wanted to buy everything because it always felt like, “I’ll never see this anywhere ever, again.” But of course, I had to watch my finances.
Voodoo – Voodoo was brought from Africa in the 1700s, and it is still seen in the art in New Orleans. I’ve never seen these anywhere, so I found it a little creepy at first, but interesting overall.
Festive – If you don’t already know, New Orleans is a festive city. The party happens all the time. There are festivals held throughout the entire year, with Mardi Gras being the most popular. Masquerade masks and feather boas are sold in a lot of the souvenir shops just in case a party happens to pass by, and you need to participate.
If you’re exploring the city on a nice day, plan for extra time just in case you get stuck looking and playing and taking pictures of the things that can be found on the streets and in the stores of New Orleans. There are plenty of tourists there, so you’ll see a lot of street performers just like any other famous city.
So grab some hot chocolate and beignets for breakfast at Cafe Du Monde then walk around and enjoy. Are you attending Mardi Gras this year? What are you looking forward to the most?
Date: October 29, 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Life Experience: New Orleans art
Suggested Restaurant: Cafe Du Monde