Monday, July 7, 2014

Lafayette: The Mardi Gras Tree



Mardi Gras tree, Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana


The parade route for most of Lafayette's Mardi Gras parades is long.

Mardi Gras tree, Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana



So there are actually a number of  "Mardi Gras trees"  along the way. 


Mardi Gras tree, Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana



One of them is on Johnston Street between St. Mary's and Cajundome. 


Mardi Gras tree, Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana


Year 'round, the beads remain on the tree, with a new accumulation at each Mardi Gras.


Mardi Gras tree, Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana


Mardi Gras trees. They don't grow just anywhere.



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