19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mardi Gras beads

It doesn't matter that it's October and Fat Tuesday is long over, or that Hurricane Ida ripped through the city just over a month prior - in New Orleans, brightly-colored Mardi Gras beads dangle from front doorsteps everywhere. There's always reason to celebrate the joyful moments in NoLa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Claire Witko