Monday, February 11, 2008

The Fleur De Lis & Mardi Gras

If you were one of the lucky people to visit New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration, you were able to observe the rich history of our city. Some of the most noteable sites during this time of year are the costumes and masks that riders of certain parade krewes where.

One of the largest and most famous Mardi Gras organizations is the Krewe Of Endymion. The large scale floats, extravagant costumes and the vast amount of riders makes this parade one of the most favorite amoung citizens.

This year, Endymion was able to return to it's orginal Mid-City route for the first time since hurricane Katrina. We have found some beautiful pictures of costumes that include the fleur de lis. The picture below is of one of the gorgeous Endymion headresses with a beautiful fleur de lis in the middle.

Another great picture is of a rider on an Endymion float in costume. In this photo, you will notice that the rider's costume bears a silver fleur de lis on the left chest. Endymion's signature colors of silver and blue are beautifully displayed here as well.

We also found some great pictures of fleur de lis beads, and a gorgeous Indian head dress in the shape of a fleur de lis, which can be seen below. Obviously, the fleur de lis is still alive and well in New Orleans. We hope you enjoyed Mardi Gras and we hope yoy visit us again next year!


Linney Shvede said...

Love the fleur de lis...had to have it on my web too,! Love your blog!

Chic Girl said...

Love the blog design! By an chance are you a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma? 100% fleur de lis.