Monday, March 2, 2009

Portraits From Bedlam / At the Mardi Gras Parade - Humbug

.Mardi Gras is supposed to be a joyful (and often licentious) celebration. However, as the saying goes, some march to a different drummer. Think dirge time here. Is she wearing a pirate hat? The float looks like a ship. Yo ho ho and a bottle of Pepto Bismol.

WHAT'S TODAY'S DESTINATION AND CHALLENGE: I mentioned that STL DPB is on the road again. The destination is an Arthritis Foundation advocacy meeting in Washington, D.C. We wander the House and Senate office buildings, begging our elected officials to support arthritis research. Monday afternoon and evening are free. Janet of D.C. Confidential graciously offered to be my tour guide for a photo blitz. Unfortunately, there's a lot of snow predicted overnight and into the morning. I'd love to shoot the white marble Washington Monument on a white-covered Natonal Mall but it may not work out. To see if it does, check both of our blogs later in the week.

Well, either A) something from the District of Columbia or B) another Mardi Gras pic or something from the St. Louis archives. Old Man Winter will make the decision with some help from air traffic control.


Olivier said...

la mère du pirate des caraïbes ;o) beau portrait

the mother of the Caribbean pirate ;o) beautiful portrait

brattcat said...

Really great portrait. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words.

cieldequimper said...

Olivier beat me to it! Hoping for D.C. in the snow! ;-)Have a safe trip.

Julie said...

this is fun! color, character, and screams come and join me

Bibi said...

Ha, ha! She's great. Did she crack the board she's leaning on..?

Adam said...

St. Louis has an incredible Mardi Gras, we have all types of characters that make it out to celebrate.