Photos of Mardi Gras floats being made

Work has started already for Mardi Gras 2014 floats at the Royal Artists workshop on Bordeaux Street in Uptown New Orleans. The den doors are open during the day so we occasionally sneak a pic.  The den holds the floats for Proteus and Chaos and we’ve heard rumors about ball decor for Rex.

If you want to be nosy like us, walk by the den during the day when the weather is nice. It’s a tan-colored warehouse on Bordeaux between Laurel and Annunciation. There are no signs (shhhh- it’s a secret). Here’s the story NOLA.com did in 2011 about the Royal Artists’ Uptown den.

Some of what we’ve seen the past few days:

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. These are pieces of 2013 floats that have been dismantled. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. These are pieces of 2013 floats that have been dismantled. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. The 2013 floats have been wrapped in plastic and other parts (the jester & lion) have been removed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. The 2013 floats have been wrapped in plastic and other parts (the jester & lion) have been removed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. This float has been whitewashed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. This float has been whitewashed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. This topless woman is getting whitewashed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The Royal Artists already have started working on Mardi Gras floats for 2014. This topless woman is getting whitewashed. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

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