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Coronavirus pandemic | 'Float houses' fill the Mardi Gras void in New Orleans

Homeowners in New Orleans have decorated houses to resemble Mardi Gras parade floats after parades were cancelled to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

February 09, 2021 / 04:02 PM IST
The Kraken house float, on Memphis St., in Lakeview, is one of thousands in the New Orleans area decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in Louisiana, U.S., February 7. Residents have been encouraged to view the homes while practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. (Image: Reuters)
The Kraken house float, on Memphis St., in Lakeview, is one of thousands in the New Orleans area decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in Louisiana, U.S., February 7. Residents have been encouraged to view the homes while practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. (Image: Reuters)
The 'Taste the Rainbow' house float located on Ponce de Leon Street, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 7. (Image: Reuters)
The 'Taste the Rainbow' house float located on Ponce de Leon Street, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 7. (Image: Reuters)
The "Animal House" circus themed house float, located on St. Charles Avenue, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 7. (Image: Reuters)
The "Animal House" circus themed house float, located on St. Charles Avenue, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 7. (Image: Reuters)
The "DinoGras on the Avenue" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The "DinoGras on the Avenue" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The Mystic Krewe of Unicorns house float, located on St. Charles Avenue, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The Mystic Krewe of Unicorns house float, located on St. Charles Avenue, is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The "Maison MASKquerade!" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The "Maison MASKquerade!" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A house on Rampart Street has been decorated with images of progressive and powerful women in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. There are now thousands of "house floats" throughout the city, and residents have been encouraged to visit and view the houses while also practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Image: Reuters)
A house on Rampart Street has been decorated with images of progressive and powerful women in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. There are now thousands of "house floats" throughout the city, and residents have been encouraged to visit and view the houses while also practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Image: Reuters)
The "Maison MASKquerade!" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The "Maison MASKquerade!" house float located on St. Charles Avenue is one of thousands decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 4. (Image: Reuters)
Oliver Dawson helps his friend Jaclyn McCabe to decorate her home in a circus theme along with thousands of New Orleanians who celebrate Mardi Gras by making their homes into "house floats" in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. (Image: Reuters)
Oliver Dawson helps his friend Jaclyn McCabe to decorate her home in a circus theme along with thousands of New Orleanians who celebrate Mardi Gras by making their homes into "house floats" in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. (Image: Reuters)
Christy Parker, left, of New Orleans, takes a photo of her sister Katie Woei-A-Sack and Katie's husband Anthony Woei-A-Sack, both from Atlanta, in front of Carol Kolinchak's house in the Bywater that she turned into a "house float" by hiring artists from Stronghold Studios to depict the theme "Georgia On My Mind" in honor of the high-profile Senate race and in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. (Image: Reuters)
Christy Parker, left, of New Orleans, takes a photo of her sister Katie Woei-A-Sack and Katie's husband Anthony Woei-A-Sack, both from Atlanta, in front of Carol Kolinchak's house in the Bywater that she turned into a "house float" by hiring artists from Stronghold Studios to depict the theme "Georgia On My Mind" in honor of the high-profile Senate race and in celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., January 30. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 9, 2021 04:02 pm

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