City of New Orleans from Algiers Ferry - © 2008 Matthew White
The above photograph of the New Orleans skyline was taken by photographer Matthew White on the morning of Fat Tuesday as he made his approach into New Orleans to take Mardi Gras pix. He said the crowds were lighter this year, and some have chalked that up to the fact that the city's most famous celebration fell so early this year. I had a very emotional reaction to this particular image - the metaphor is obvious I think. As it is said every picture is worth a thousand words. For more of Matthew's images of Mardi Gras 2008 check out his image gallery.