Lost in the Details of Mardi Gras World

Reposting this from a former trip to New Orleans. It’s another iconic part of the Crescent City that shouldn’t be missed.

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Travellers to New Orleans generally spend most of their time in the French Quarter. But across the river is another iconic New Orleans gem: Mardi Gras World. Visitors to Mardi Gras World are invited to wander through a maze of rooms that explode with color. No matter which way you turn, another fantastic image grabs your eye. This is the place where parade floats are made. Not the gigantic balloon heads that float above the streets of New York during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, but the fantastic floats that glide down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana during Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Halloween.

It’s easy to feel lost as you wander the paths through the warehouse. There are so many things to look at that you begin to feel overwhlemed by all the color and detail. Your eye can’t take it all in at a glance…

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