Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 2 in New Orleans

Lower Ninth Ward

Garbage -- seen in front of this Lower Ninth Ward house -- is commonly discarded on sidewalks in New Orleans. Recycling has recently been instituted for the first time since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.

Lower Ninth Ward

I asked him why he sat behind a locked gate. He mumbled shyly, "I like it." -- Garden District

Lower Ninth Ward

I spent some time this morning documenting the Lower Ninth Ward. Much is abandoned on Saint Claude Avenue, a main thoroughfare. Barely any people walked the streets. Only one bus goes through it, despite New Orleans' good public transit system.


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