Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A Gallery of What You Missed

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Zach Honig

Mardi Gras isn't only about topless girls and drunken antics on New Orleans' Bourbon Street – though there's definitely plenty of that among the city's tourist population. It's also about spending time with family and friends, putting work on hold, and forgetting about life's hardships, if only for a few days. Children joined drunken partiers along the parade route, though few could be found in the French Quarter, with the occasional youngster tossing beads from a balcony.