Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wanderings: Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

Smile...It's Mardi Gras Day-DarrylGlade

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, February 24th, I was curious to see which POE peeps were lucky enough to have experienced this extravagant event. I've always wanted to go to a real Mardi Gras celebration. I am so jealous of my hubby who was fortunate enough to have gone while in grad school in Louisiana. So I will have to live vicariously through you all, and imagine myself in the middle of the French Quarter, begging for beads and stuffing my face with Cafe Du Monde's famous beignets.

Since Mardi Gras celebrations are happening all over the globe, I focused my search not just on New Orleans but all things Carnival. I found some fabulous POE captures that reflect this vibrant celebration.

After Mardi Gras-greenwillow

Time to Fly-flywithme

Horse Hitch-WonderfulWorld

Cafe du Monde-mailelani

Doors to New Orleans-sunraven

Venetian Carnival Mask-LDphotography


Sorry Street-CiaoChessa

New Orleans Magic Shop-MelisaTaylor

Sense of Something Coming-Ajawin

Peafowl Pink/Gold-MartinePetra

Michelle Campbell-Zurek is an artist/photographer from the east coast who is wide-eyed and smitten with the crazy town called L. A. When not on a quest to capture light and stop time, she can be found painting and ingesting gobs of sweets & tea. All are welcome to stop by the Urban Junkies Artist Lounge, as well as Michelle's photography shop, art shop and website.


Lucie Wicker Photography said...

Great topic! These pictures are awesome.

gigi said...

ok, now i will have to trawl the pages on etsy for other mardi gras images. these are great fun! i met my husband when we were college kids at tulane and i love love LOVE seeing these images right now. :)

thank you michelle for this post.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Beautiful work! I especially love Ajawin's featured print.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

What great images you found, Michelle. I, too, will have to search for more of them!
Peace, Judi

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

thanks guys! :)
i so wish i had a beignet right now! ;p

althena12 said...

Wow interesting photos. Thanks for including my Venetian Carnival Mask, I am honored. Linda

From My Eye said...

Thank you for the great post! Stunning images!

Jennifer said...

Oh, wonderful pictures. They're a lot of fun.