Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 2-1978

Description

Bourbon Street is one of the most celebrated areas of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The street is most known for its burlesque clubs and lively night life. Some of the major attractions include: The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, and the Old Absinthe House. All of the buildings on this street reflect the folklore and beauty of the 1700s. The major event that takes place on this street is called The Bourbon Street Awards. Up until 1980, the awards were hosted by Cafe-Lafitte-In-Exile, the oldest gay bar in the country. Since the event has gained huge crowds, it has recently moved to the corner or Bourbon Street and St. Ann Street. This corner is commonly known as the “Gay Mardi Gras.”

Notes

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/fq/bourbonstreet.html

(accessed 27 Feb 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_Street

(accessed 27 Feb 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History; New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs; Street life -- Louisiana -- New Orleans;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Louisiana

City Name

New Orleans

Street Address

Bourbon Street

Keywords

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, tourism, jazz

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