Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New Orleans Part 1: Devastation/ TT13!

Truthfully, the devastation in NOLA caught me off guard. Downtown you really couldn't tell there had been a hurricane, but wander into the residential areas and it just hit you. In the area we stayed in, only about 5% of the residents have returned-- FIVE percent. After two and a half years. I will let the pictures speak for themselves...
















Just for comparison-- a ruined street vs. newly fixed houses on the other side of the street
Ok, so there are 15 pictures, not 13...sue me...

Thursday Thirteen

11 comments:

  1. Mother Nature is no joke. That is some damage done.

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  2. Very, very interesting. It looks like a ghost town. Which, I suppose, it very largely is. If the levees are being rebuilt to be able to withstand a once-in-a-hundred years storm only, it does beg the question, should the city be rebuilt at all. It's a tragedy waiting to happen again.

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  3. wow. I've seen the photos, but I cannot imagine going there to help out. It defies comprehension that THIS is going on in MY country. (shaking my head). Thanks for sharing your adventures!

    Happy TT!

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  4. Very interesting post. I'm glad there are people out there who do good things.


    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

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  5. Ahh...the moments that take our breaths away...indeed.
    I scrolled through the rest of your New Orleans pictures and cried to see that Jackson Square and that area looked exactly as it did when we visited in 2003.
    But the rest...
    just heartbreaking.
    God bless you and everyone with you for the work you went to do.

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  6. I did 15 pictures too, but mine are trivial. Yours is eye opening.

    http://aliceaudrey.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/thursday-thirteen-21-cups-of-coffee/

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  7. My brain's still absorbing those pix, so I'm kind of speechless right now.

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  8. hard to believe it's still in that condition, I think today we just assume that if we aren't hearing about it on the news, it's all okay. Obviously it's not. Kudos to you and everyone who helps out *hugs*

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  9. Wow, totally heart breaking. Its hard to believe that people once lived there. Mother Nature has no mercy sometimes. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. Happy TT:)

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  10. I've never been there but always wanted to go. Those are great pictures.

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Comments warmly welcomed! :-)