|Dozens of Ziggy Stardusts on Royal Street|
We were in the Quarter that day for celebration of our own, and to do some frivolous shopping. Mardi Gras is coming up and we need festival attire! It seemed like the perfect thing to do - buy silly stuff to wear, then parade through the streets and end with a drink or two. This time of year, everyone breaks out their best decorations, and the streets are glittering with purple, gold and green.
|What a handsome dude!|
I was thinking of a costume in green, but I happened to have a red dress. So I bought a hat. What do you think?
Then we stopped in for a Pimm's Cup at the Court of the Two Sisters, an old-school Creole restaurant. I remember eating here with my parents the first time I ever came to this city when I was around eight or nine years old.
The Bowie second line parade would pass just outside the restaurant on Royal Street, so we found a place on the sidewalk and watched the gathering crowd.
The crowd began to build. We could hear the music and see the police lights, but it was impossible to see anything but other revelers.
Standing on the corner, we heard the parade pass us by, and never saw a bit of it!! There didn't seem to be a point in following it, so we changed plans.
It was good people-watching, but a French 75 in Antoines Hermes Bar seemed a better idea. Don't you agree?