Friday, February 15, 2013

Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras
New Orleans, LA

A trip to Mardi Gras World.  This is where about 90% of the floats are made.  Many of the props on the floats are stored in warehouses and can be used again.

When the Krewe decides what their theme will be it is drawn up with pencil, then eventually pen and inks, then one of the artists will work from a picture like this to become a float that is 50' long.

This piece of paper is on a legal size clipboard.

These are all items that have been used.  To understand the size, note the hand truck in the lower right corner
"Off with their heads"

This prop is from a previous year and it had a Captain's hat on the head.
They needed the hat so they cut the top of the head off.

King Kong is holding the hat from the above picture.
These three pictures are a mural on the wall of the snack shop.  Its about 8' tall and 25' long.  This is looking at New Orleans from the Mississippi River and is very detailed all made with beads.

Joe and I at Mardi Gras Party

Everyone had a great time which included dinner, open bar and dancing.

Last years King and Queen

As you can see everyone had a great time.

The person in the white jacket next to the person in the brown jacket in both of these photos are non-other than our  International 2nd VP, Joe and Sandy Perryman, really living it up.

Another magnificent day at Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Thanks for stopping by


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