Carnival time continues in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. And what a perfect day it was! Sunny skies, cool breeze, and temps in the 60s. You can't custom order better weather. Kids were playing football in the streets before the festivities started which was an unusual sight since our youth typically has their heads down looking at phones or iPads. Fun, fun day for our community! I'm sure New Orleans does it better, but at my age I prefer the tamer crowds.
What is it about catching beads from a float? It's this infectious, exciting feeling, especially if you catch an unusual one. Today I caught purple and gold beads with a tiger emblem. There was also another one with a not very nice message. A lady about my age pointed at me from her perch on the float and said "You ready?" When I caught it and looked down I blushed, then laughed.
La Krewe Mystique de la Capitale became the premier parade Krewe in Baton Rouge. Since 1980 this parade and Krewe is meant to be for the Capital City and not specific to any one neighborhood or specific group or organization. Its mission is to bring Mardi Gras to Baton Rouge. Today, La Krewe Mystique de la Capitale’s parade is one of the longest running parades in the city.
75mm | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | 1/1250 sec