St. Joseph’s Day altars

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St. Judes/Our Lady of Guadalupe on Rampart Street

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Went through the St. Jude’s shrine to get to the altar and, as always, stopped for a minute to view the sum of a community’s gratitude

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Followed a group of kids to the OLOG altar

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OLOG has a lively group of parishioners on hand and a large yet simple altar.

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After my first altar, I stopped in Congo Square to see the African Drum Circle. It was joyous and diverse.

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My favorite church view in the city: St. Augustine, the Treme church built by free people of color and still anchoring the area today.

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Many altars are set up in private homes and in stores. This one by Lost Love Lounge owner Nick Scramuzza is at Dauphine and Franklin.

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Nick does an altar at the Jazz Fest every year too.

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LLL’s altar

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1000 Bourbon Street, a private altar that is built today, ready to go at pm when they will hand out cookies, food and fava beans

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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