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We're spending a part of our holiday in New Orleans this wintry weather ahead of we set sail on a carib cruise. nice info and maps.
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Doubloons ar e another popular souv enir. U sually made of aluminum, these oversize coins show the krewe’s coat of arms on one side and the y ear’s parade theme on the other. They are collector’s items for nativ es, many of whom hav e every krewe’s doubloons from many different years. Other throws include stuffed animals, plastic krewe cups, and especially the highly priz ed, hand-painted Zulu coconuts. ” B ut though it seems Mardi Gras is moving ever further away fr om its traditions, r emember that Comus has in the past disappeared for several years and always risen again.
Celebrities ar e often the superkrewes’ kings; recent Bacchus kings include Larry King, Elijah Wood, Nicolas Cage, and James Gandolfini. indd 25 3 MARDI GRAS Mardi Gras can be whatev er you want. D on’t be sucker ed by media r eports that focus only on the exhibitionism and dr unken orgies. S ure, some of M ardi Gras is becoming more and more like spring break as college kids pour into to wn, eager to have license to do anything. Thankfully, that kind of activity is largely confined to Bourbon S treet.
Ellen G ilchrist is a nationally r ecognized contemporar y fiction writer with roots in the city . I n the Land of Dr eamy Dreams, a collection of her shor t stories, portrays life in w ealthy upto wn N ew Orleans. S heila Boswor th’s wonder ful tragicomedies per fectly sum up the city and its collection of characters—check out Almost Innocent or Slow Poison, two of our all-time fav orite books. indd 18 The Great Divorce is a retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde set in the str eets of antebellum New Orleans.