Pics and Vids at Mardi Gras.

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  by paulnyssen


Was down in the city for Mardi Gras and came away with over 24 gigs of pictures and video footage, but couldn’t help thinking on the way back about a passage in Burroughs’ novel “Junky”,

In the French Quarter [New Orleans] there are several queer bars so full every night the fags spill out on to the sidewalk. A room full of fags gives me the horrors. They jerk around like puppets on invisible strings, galvanised into hideous activity that is the negation of everything living and spontaneous.

Burroughs was not a homophobe by the way; in “Junky” he mentions his same-gender sexual relationships and a true non-conformist he also had ‘the balls’ to publish it in 1953.

Anyway — decisions — should I free up 24 gigs of HD space? Not entirely. lol A few that escaped the recycle bin added to the ‘Photography’ page.

Black and white photograph of Transsexual taken at Sydney's Mardi Gras. Photograph by Paul Nyssen.
Maybe a few worth keeping – swung around and snapped this Transsexual, I don’t know – she just had something of the past maybe?