Happy Mardi Gras 2021

Happy Mardi Gras 2021

Photographing Mardi Gras while at home during Covid-19 quarantine Happy Mardi Gras! I have to confess, I love New Orleans. It's a phenomenal city that also goes by names like The Big Easy, Crescent City, or the City of the Dead. I've visited several times, but never during Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday). Yet, this [...]

Mardi Gras: Photographing Street Festivals and Parades

Mardi Gras: Photographing Street Festivals and Parades

Photographing Street Festivals and Parades Happy Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras beads on Garden District fences. New Orleans. Photo by Alina Oswald. I've visited New Orleans several times so far, at times, around Mardi Gras. I love the beads, masks, and parades that take over the entire Crescent City. But Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is [...]

Crescent City

Crescent City

Many years ago, on my very first trip to New Orleans, I remember I drove past a sign which read: "NO Airport." I took me a moment to realize that that meant "New Orleans Airport." New Orleans goes by other names. Many might know NOLA as Crescent City, the Big Easy or Mardi Gras City. [...]

Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016 Because it's Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, here are a few images from New Orleans, aka Crescent City, one of my favorite cities after NYC, of course. There's nothing like fog on the Mississippi River, vampire and ghosts tours with no other than the fantastic Lord Chaz, or a stroll around the farmers [...]