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Mardi Gras: Bourbon Street (40 images)


Located in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street has become synonymous with excess, especially during Carnival season. Seemingly named for the potent liquor (but actually named for the ruling French royal family during New Orleans' founding, the House of Bourbon) the street spans the length of the French Quarter and along its most frequented commercial stretch is dotted with gaudy t-shirt shops, cheap beer vendors, seedy strip clubs, tacky music clubs, and pavement littered from the waste of...
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