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August 24, 2006
From journal Magnificent 'Nawlins'
Auckland, United Kingdom
January 5, 2003
We went to the voodoo museum on Dumaine Street first. It's not very big at all--only a couple of rooms and a corridor and jam-packed with dolls' pictures, altars, and offerings of the voodoo religion, including Blanche, a huge white python used in the ceremonies. There are a few information boards around that detail aspects of voodoo, but no coherent explanation. In a way, this makes the displays of strange jumbles of religious symbols and gaudy trinkets even more compelling.
The voodoo museum off Decatur Street is more modern. In the airy room downstairs, there's a video about contemporary voodoo practice (and comfortable sofas). Upstairs, there's another collection of voodoo paraphernalia. The displays of bones, crosses, and ribbons still aren't explained, but that seems to be intrinsically voodoo--strange juxtapositions that combine and produce some sort of power.
From journal Good Times in New Orleans
January 3, 2002
From journal New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl
Sea Girt, New Jersey
March 22, 2001
From journal Eat, Drink and Be Merry