Banners for Mardi Gras

Banners are still in place in this view marking the 2005 Mardi Gras celebration.  It seems entirely right for streetcars to be back on Canal St., yet on the other hand, riding its rails can be fairly maddening.  Cross-traffic is intense, signals are red for lengthy periods, stops are extraordinarily frequent, and many people require information or assistance with the on-board fare machine.  One needs much patience. 

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