Mardi Gras (2 galleries)

Here are several galleries of both color and black+white photographs of Mardi Gras in New Orleans captured by Skip Bolen. There really is nothing like carnival season in New Orleans! It's the yearly season of Mardi Gras parades, Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Carnival Krewes, Masked Float Riders tossing throws (beads, doubloons, throw cups and more) to the crowds, Mardi Gras Balls, flambeaux with kerosene torches, Mardi Gras Indians, elaborate costumes and French Quarter decadence!