Feb 092016
 
The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu celebrated 100 years since its incorporation and the Krewe of Rex explored the world’s royal gardens to close out the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday on St. Charles Avenue.

The "Floating Gardens of Xochimilco" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Floating Gardens of Xochimilco” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Zulu warrior marches on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Zulu warrior marches on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Krewe of Zulu smiles as she rides down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Krewe of Zulu smiles as she rides down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Dryades YMCA marching band performs as the Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Dryades YMCA marching band performs as the Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu King Jay Banks waves to the St. Charles Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu King Jay Banks waves to the St. Charles Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Eleanor McMain Secondary School performs in the Krewe of Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Eleanor McMain Secondary School performs in the Krewe of Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sheriff Marlin Gusman and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell ride on horseback in the Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sheriff Marlin Gusman and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell ride on horseback in the Zulu parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Big Shot" float in the Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Big Shot” float in the Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A parade goer celebrates receiving a coconut as the Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A parade goer celebrates receiving a coconut as the Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex

The king of Rex, Michael W. Kearney, greets his subjects on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The king of Rex, Michael W. Kearney, greets his subjects on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dancers perform as the Bouef Gras float billows smoke behind them on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dancers perform as the Bouef Gras float billows smoke behind them on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Warren Easton marching band performs as the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Warren Easton marching band performs as the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Garden of Eden" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Garden of Eden” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "New Orleans Botanical Gardens" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “New Orleans Botanical Gardens” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Gardens of Alhambra" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Gardens of Alhambra” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Gardens by Olmstead" float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Gardens by Olmstead” float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The final float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The final float in the Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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