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30-JAN-2016 LynnH

January 30

Galveston Island, Texas

Mardi Gras has started on Galveston Island. It was a beautiful, sunshine-y Saturday for a Parade.
First celebrated in 1867, the Galveston Mardi Gras tradition has a long and storied history.
During World War II, when the men folk were off at war, the Texas Gulf Coast Mardi Gras revelry slowed down and all but faded away.
But the tradition never truly died out. It was kept alive through private parties and discreet, at home, celebrations.
In 1985 Galveston native son George P. Mitchell revived the tradition and breathed life back into Mardi Gras in Galveston.
Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration welcomes over 250,000 revelers annually.

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Irene Wehrli03-Feb-2016 09:34
Wow - that's a big hat...
Alexander Kazakov02-Feb-2016 06:18
Outstanding! V
Julie Oldfield02-Feb-2016 04:18
Fantastic capture! She certainly seems to be the life of the party. V
Alan K01-Feb-2016 16:37
For someone who's dressed predominantly in black, she epitomises the word "colourful". It's a good shot to capture the essence of the party.
Karen Stuebing01-Feb-2016 16:34
They've got a lot of beads. Excellent capture of the festivities. V.
laine31-Jan-2016 21:46
With Jim...what can I say LOL!!
Jim Coffman31-Jan-2016 20:43
What can I say???
Ray :)31-Jan-2016 20:36
Her 'bra' is quite menacing!