Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kids love the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc!

Photos by Kim Welsh

New Orleans is a costume-lovers dream city. For kids, Mardi Gras season is dreamier than DisneyWorld. You get to wear cool stuff, get cool stuff for free, and walk at night down city streets that otherwise would be totally off-limits! I envy the little ones (and teenagers) who have joined the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc with their parents...imagine being 7, 10, or 13 years old, carrying a sword, and walking through the French Quarter at night. Wow. No wonder they all look so happy! (King cake and candy help!)

Gisleson Family with Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Andre Duvoisin, Jr.

Martha Pinney

Krewe member Langhoff and parade-goer