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Photos of the New Orleans Saints Parade

The New Orleans Saints football team on a float in their 2010 victory parade

The New Orleans Saints football team on a float in their 2010 victory parade

On Tuesday I biked out to the famous Louisiana Superdome to watch the New Orleans Saints Parade take off. I propped my bike up against a palm tree and stood on the seat to get myself above the crowd to take these shots. I started daydreaming about building a bike with a photo stand or maybe just a really tall tricycle. But for me it always comes back to stilts. Gotta get me some.

I have been here about a month and have enjoyed watching the Saints mania build to a ever pitch, explode during their Super Bowl victory, and leave us with an electricity in the atmosphere around New Orleans that is palpable. I am normally not one to wax poetic about sporting events but this team has brought hope and renewal to this city in a way I couldn't understand had I been living anywhere else during this time. I am grateful to the universe for arranging my visit.