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Click the link below to hear: At the Mardi Gras  a song written and performed by Carl Keith.
Available on itunes, and cdbaby.com.

Click here for Mardi Gras song.

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This is a view of one of the many old donkey drawn buggies that you can ride and get a fantastic tour of some of the most famous parts of the French Quarter and cemeteries.  You can grab a seat on one of these great buggies in front of Jackson Square on Decatur Street.  This shot was taken as the buggy was riding down Bourbon Street by day, where you can get something to eat or drink most any time of the day.  One of New Orleans most famous restaurants on Bourbon is Galetoires where they have been serving New Orleans specialties and great steaks and seafood for over 100 years.  Have a great time and then come back again!

 


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This is the famous Oak Alley Plantation, which is located near Vacherie, LA just about 45 minutes upriver from New Orleans and it is truly spectacular.  I shot this photo years ago and it looks the same today, with two rows of 300 year old Virginia Live Oaks that grow together at the top to create an alley of oaks that can be seen from the Mississippi river.  In fact, this is the plantation that is seen in the beginning of the movie "Interview With a Vampire" where Brad Pitt rides his horse over the levee and up to the house.  There are tours there daily and you can even arrange for a special dinner or have a wedding there if you like.   Contact information can be found at www.oakalleyplantation.com. or call 1-225-265-2151 to book your wedding, meeting, or special event.

 


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This is a photograph I took back in 1987 of the old Moonwalk that used to be behind Cafe Du Monde by the Mississippi river.  While you can still sit on benches, or walk along the river and watch the ships and river boats go by, the original wooden Moonwalk in the photo is gone.  But there are still lots of times from January through the spring when the fog rolls into the French Quarter and creates beautiful scenes to photograph.

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This is a painting by one of my favorite local artists called Calliche.  He used to show his paintings in Jackson Square, but now paints in his own gallery called Calliche & Pao Gallery at 732 Royal Street with his wife who uses the artist name Pao.  I love the heavy oil on canvas style that they both use, and you can see lots more of their art on their website which is located at www.calicheandpao.com.  So stop by the gallery on Royal St. & tell them Carl sent you, or email them at calicheandpao@hotmail.com


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Come to the Mardi Gras!  This is a shot taken in the French Quarter during the 2007 Mardi Gras.  Every Spring New Orleans hosts the famous Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday celebration and you can dress up and masquerade all over town, and especially in the French Quarter.  Get a balcony, if you can, and view all the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras.  You'll love it.

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This is a shot at the 2007 Mardi Gras with all the people walking the streets of the French Quarter.  Pick your costume and bring your friends for a great time the New Orleans French Quarter.  For Mardi Gras info visit Arthur Hardy's site www.mardigrasguide.com

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This is a shot of the front of the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant in the Quarter.  This is the place I sing about in my song "The Crescent City French Quarter Sunday Morning Blues." That's me and my good friend Scott Deatherage from Dallas on the day the LSU Tigers won the BCS Championship in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl.  You can still have great meals at this famous restaurant and have one of the best jazz brunches in New Orleans.  I love to sit on the courtyard and listen to the jazz band while taste all the great southern style breakfast treats and desserts.  For more reservations & information call 504-522-7261 or try their website at www.courtoftwosisters.com

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This is a shot of Dickey Brennan's Bourbon House on the corner of Iberville & Bourbon Street.  It's one of the places I sing about in my song The Crescent City French Quarter Sunday Morning Blues.  It is open for lunch or dinner and the food is excellent!  I have eaten there many times and you can get great seafood dishes and more.  This is a great place to start your evening, just like I did in my song.  For more information & reservations call 504-522-0111 or visit their website www.bourbonhouse.com


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