Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Sunday, February 10, 2013

MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS> ancient french feast of fools 16 C ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THROW ME SOMETHING MISTER knights of babylon/napoleon ave ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ MARDI GRAS @ GRUYERE CASTLE google my chalamala 2010 essay ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 5 PHOTOS=N.O.VINTAGE FLOATS mardi gras cards= >thnoc shop< #1) comus 1909 >flights of fancy< #2) momus 1887 new world myth #3) proteus 1908 >lords of light< #4) rex 1910= >freaks of fable< #5) proteus 1886 >other worlds

          >to my ancestors/relatives and<
                       +NEW ORLEANS+
             >friends in our native lands<
                 (>magny fouchard and<
                     >versailles as well<)

                +MARDI GRAS DAY 2013+
      >is this next tuesday but the parades<
         >and balls this weekend are very<
               +FABULOUS AS WE SPEAK+

        >"ladies" exposing breasts was not<
            >seen in the mardi gras of my <
            >but catherine de medici made<
               >this popular for servers at<
                   >the french court and<
            +COUNT MICHAEL de GRUYERE+
             >was the fair haired boy there<
               >(cousin of king francois 1st<
                    >who he grew up with<)
                    > (search)
                 +EUGENE RAY / DEGRUY+
                         +MARDI GRAS+
                  >focus on the essay of<
                         >feb. 15, 2010<
                      +GRUYERE CASTLE+
        >for my vision of mardi gras in the<
            >ancient castle of my ancestors<
                >(the counts de gruy(ere)<

                      +FEAST OF FOOLS+
      >was the ancient basis of mardi gras<
          >and can be googled for insight<
                 +KNIGHTS OF BABYLON+
      >synchronistically was the first crew<
          >i saw parade on napoleon ave<
               >as a child in new orleans<

                 +INFLUENCED MY LIFE+
                        +F O R E V E R+

                   +NAPOLEON AVENUE+
        >my grandmother's home avenue<
            >was directly in the middle of<
             >plantation of her ancestors<
                 +DEGRUY PLANTATION+
           >of her great grandfather was<
                >directly across the river<

                   +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
          >parade floats introduced me to<
            >the world of ancient babylon<
                >and its extraterrestrials<

       #1)           _+COMUS 1909+
                 >flights of fancy theme<
            >classic fantastic creation of the<
             >most important night parade<
                        +GOOGLE COMUS+
                             (mystic crewe)
                >with its fambeaux dancers<

      #2)            +MOMUS 1887+
             >"four gods of the yucatan"<
            >french tropic syndrome float<
               >for augustus le plongeon<
               >who was in new orleans<
                    >two years earlier<

      #3)            +PROTEUS 1908+
                         >lords of light<
       >proteus night parade is a fantastic<
         >experience for an eight year old<
                      +WIDE EYED BOY+
           >in the old city of new orleans<

        #4)              +REX 1910+
                       >freaks of fable<
            >rex parade mardi gras day on<
                >next tuesday is the main<
                  >parade of the season<
              >for its history and see it live<
                 >on the world wide web<

        #5)         +PROTEUS 1886+
                >visions of other worlds<
      >alligators were from "other worlds"<
        >in those early new orleans floats<
                     +SWAMP WORLD+
             >of lafitte the pirate and his<
             >friend jean baptiste degruy<

           +TAKE US TO MARS AND THE+
                     (>see my images<
                       >earlier essays<)
              +BACK SIDE OF THE MOON+

                 gene ray, lajolla, california

               >eugene ray, mfa, architect<
                >professor emeritus, sdsu<

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