Mar 042014
 

The Rex "Jesters" float rolls through the rain on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Jesters” float rolls through the rain on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

In spite of a cold, persistent drizzle, the Krewe of Rex closed out the Carnival season Tuesday morning with their parade down St. Charles Avenue.

The King of Rex, Jack Laborde, rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The King of Rex, Jack Laborde, rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Rex "Boeuf Gras" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Rex “Boeuf Gras” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Butterfly King" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Butterfly King” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Garuda" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Garuda” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Athena" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Athena” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Free Agents Brass Band rhythm section keeps time through the rain ahead of the Rex "Ishtar" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Free Agents Brass Band rhythm section keeps time through the rain ahead of the Rex “Ishtar” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Inti" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Inti” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Zeus" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Zeus” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Royal Barge" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Royal Barge” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Marduk" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Marduk” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Yama" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Yama” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Rex lowers a large strand of beads into the St. Charles Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Rex lowers a large strand of beads into the St. Charles Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex "Baal" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Baal” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex floats "Poseidon" and "Venus" bring up the rear of the procession. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex floats “Poseidon” and “Venus” bring up the rear of the procession. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Rex looks out over St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Rex looks out over St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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