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mardi gras parade of posters

A picture book by Blaine Kern.

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  • Jul 1, 2010
I have looked at this book and savor the pictures from it. I lived in New Orleans for 13 years and can relate to every photo in the book. you would actually have to go to that wonderful city and see the Mardi Gras for the first time. i loved when Fat Tuesday rolled around . I could not wait to be in the crowds and be able to holler " throw me something mister!" I have visited Blaine Kern"s many times during the year while i lived there and took numerous friends and they were in awe.

If you have the chance,please at least look at the book ,even if you do not buy it and close your eyes and try to be there in your mind . Feel the beads and doubloons hitting your hands and feet. Smell the excitement in the air from the crowds.Being able to see stars and singers as king of a parade.

The enjoyment of Mardi Gras is something everyone should experience  at least once in there lives.i would love to be back in the Big Easy to eat there wonderful food ,laze around at the Cafe Dumond and eat Beingets and drink chickory coffee,listen to someone playing the blues along the waterfront.

Only in the heart of the south!

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July 01, 2010
Wow, Judy, your review just created the most lovely and wonderful imagery for me. Now I want to go to New Orleans! Thanks so much for sharing this great review :)
July 01, 2010
Thank you devora . You would not believe the exciting feeling unless you see it for the first time. I really suggest if you get the chance go there and talk to the people , taste the cajun food from po boys , muffelattas , gumbo and the fesh caught seafood from the gulf . The atmosphere is magical with a city that never sleeps . Dinner at 2:00 am , sightseeing when ever you want , carriage rides , mimes, boat rides in the bayou and the smells of New Orleans itself ! . i could be a tour guide if i ever moved back there and i really miss the " Big Easy " !
July 01, 2010
Thanks for the recommendations, Judy. That sounds like my kind of town even though I grew up in the hip 'n happening San Francisco! I absolutely love Cajun food. One of the best restaurants my town is a Cajun restaurant opened by a man from the Big Easy. It was where I was introduced to all that Cajun goodness and I really can't wait to try it in the city where a lot of this food originated from!
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review by . March 15, 2010
    An award winning artist and graphic designer Andrea Mistretta is amazing.  Her work throbs with life and passion; it is joyous and flamboyant.  But then, so is Mardi Gras!       MARDI GRAS PARADE OF POSTERS will be cherished by both  art aficionados and lovers of New Orleans.  Beginning with her first Mardi Gras painting, an anonymous deliberately androgynous portrait, we follow her focus on the Crescent City with posters running through …
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i am a misplaced Southern girl and hoping to reconnect with home in the near future. I love to read,travel and spend time with my 3 best friends.i love to visit mt friends niece and love to play on Facebook. … more
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The popular poster series presented in opulent color. This collection of vibrant posters contains dozens of iconic Carnival memories from renowned airbrush artist Andrea Mistretta. Glimmering like colored jewels against the book's velvety black background, the flamboyant posters have delighted locals and tourists alike since 1985. Created for lovers of New Orleans, art collectors, and Mardi Gras aficionados, this beautiful volume gathers all of the posters in the series for the first time to stunning effect.
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