Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Musee' Conti Historical Wax Museum

This past weekend found us strolling through the Musee' Conti Historical Wax Museum in the French Quarter for, of all things, a wedding reception. I've attended weddings on steamboats, River Road plantations, the French Quarter, and a variety of other interesting venues, but this was the most unique and unusual experience.

Waiters greeted guests in period costumes with trays of champagne and invited us to visit the exhibits which tell the story of the history of New Orleans. Moving among the wax displays of French and Spanish explorers, vodoo queens, lords and ladies, pirates and scoundrels, I couldn't help but experience the odd feeling of being displaced in time. (Guess I have time travel on my mind a bit too much!) It really appealed to my love of history and all things in the past.

After that, it was back to the 21st century as we moved upstairs for dinner and dancing. A seriously fun evening!

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