Feb 142018
 

The Krewe of Rex “Marie Laveaux” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex, the king of Carnival, presided over Mardi Gras Day in the year of his city’s tricentennial not by reviewing its entire history, but focusing on its earliest days in a parade titled “L’Ancienne Nouvelle-Orléans.”

The Krewe of Rex “Royal Barge” rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Poco Sloss reigns as King Rex as he rides on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “The King’s Jesters” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

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

The Krewe of Rex “Bouef Gras” rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

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

The Krewe of Rex “Father Mississippi” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The Krewe of Rex “Filles de la Cassette” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The Krewe of Rex “Bloody O’Reilly” rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The Krewe of Rex “Our Lady of Prompt Succor” rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The Krewe of Rex “Royal Barge” rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex “Jean Lafitte” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex “John James Audubon” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex “Good Friday Fire” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The McMillan’s First Steps school performs with the Krewe of Rex on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Rex “Andrew Jackson” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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