We also went to Mardi Gras World, which is a museum/warehouse filled with floats and props that have been in Mardi Gras parades. At Mardi Gras World they also make these props and floats, and we saw artists there working on next year's stuff! They start the day after Mardi Gras making props and floats for the next year! Pretty crazy. I think it would be amazing to go one year to Mardi Gras, but also really chaotic! I'm not a fan of huge crowds as it is, ha.
We went two of the most famous cemeteries there, as well; St. Louis #1 and #2. In St. Louis #1 there is Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's family tomb. She is the most famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. It's not been confirmed that her body is actually in the family tomb, though.The tombs are all above ground, because the ground is too saturated to bury bodies in. St. Louis #1 and #2 are quite old, and a lot of tombs are leaning and/or falling apart. We did see a few recent death dates on the stones though. Most of the tombs are family ones, with multiple bodies inside. We went to the cemeteries around 1:00 pm, and were there walking around about an hour. It was just so hot and humid that day (as it was pretty much all day/every day there) that I couldn't take any more. We had no protection, no shade. But, I got to take a lot of pictures there.
We took a half hour horse and carriage ride around the French Quarter, with a historical guide. That was a lot of fun and interesting! I would highly recommend doing that, as well as going to those cemeteries, and Mardi Gras World.
We went to Harrah's Casino too, for a couple of hours. I'm not really into gambling. I just gambled at a slot machine for a couple of minutes. Bob plays some slots, and also table games. He likes casinos a lot more than I do. But, it was great to be in blasting A.C. for awhile!!
|Marie Laveau's family tomb and possibly her resting place, too|
|You can definitely see the leaning marker here!|
|The very famous Carousel Bar! It was in our hotel we stayed at! (It actually roates)|
|Love this building so much!|
|Mardi Gras World|
|This was of course my favourite piece! All the bright colours; it's so gorgeous!|