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Whenever I travel I try to get as complete a picture as I can of the place I'm visiting. I couldn't come to New Orleans without visiting the Lower Ninth Ward and I am so grateful to Laura from lowernine.org for giving us such a...More
While we were in New Orleans for a family vacation we drove through the area while we were out and about. I hate to boil something of this magnitude down to a teachable moment but our children hadn’t been born yet when Katrina hit so...More
A ward is simply means a voting district. We got to see this area while on a tour. There is still visible damage from Katrina. Empty lots with only steps where houses once stood. Some of the houses that made it through the storm still...More
Since we had a passenger car, we went to explore. It was interesting to see the area. A lot of green lots where clearly homes had been bulldozed. And it was interesting to see the new geometric construction much with solar panels. Obviously most of...More
What houses have been build are California style and are not holding up to the humid air of the region. Most lots are empty or still full of debris. After 13 years you would think more would have been done to bring back this community....More
I specifically went to visit Burnell Colton's Market (Galvez Goodies) and to interact on a non-tourist level. It was worth the consideration since this area doesn't get the tourism dollars but they have a tourism need. So I made sure I spent the time, money...More
This neighborhood was wiped out by Katrina.. Visit it to see how these poor folks are doing during the long recovery...I have visited the place three times in the past decade and while they are some new building, most is still vacant lots with talk...More