New Orleans’ historic architecture is uniquely suited to pandemic living

National Geographic | Jan 19, 2021 at 7:57 PM
  • Although COVID-19 restrictions are depriving New Orleans of its lusty and lively Mardi Gras traditions, the city still plans to celebrate Fat Tuesday (February 16)—but safely, to avoid becoming a superspreader event as it did in 2020.
  • A house on St. Charles Avenue, in New Orleans, participates in the Krewe of House Floats, as part of a socially distanced Mardi Gras this year.
  • In Algiers Point, a historic neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi River, they even offer a novel platform on which residents can perform some of the city’s legendary jazz music for residents and fans.