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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Orleans : Sad Photos

I really have to share with you these pictures that I got along the highway in New Orleans. This is my third visit in this place. 2005, I was in the Philippines watching the news live on CNN and Fox News about hurricane Katrina. It was considered as the top five deadliest and belong to the top 6 strongest hurricanes in the US history according to Wikipedia. Four years had passed, the damaged of the place is still visible. The buildings that you see here, though the water from the canal had long subside and the levy was rebuild, these area remained abandoned!Remember, when the levy broke and the sea water flowed in the city? This place is one of the community that vanished. I never seen any house in this area being occupied. Looks like a ghost town, yet, you will really see this houses along the highway of New Orleans. I keep wondering, what happen to the family who lives in those houses? I can only sigh and hoping in my heart that the help which they needed was really attained.
The vacant lot is the area where once stood houses and buildings but wiped out by hurricane Katrina. Imagine how many lives were caught off guard and lost when the water poured in the city. The houses in this picture are all destroyed. I don't see any single person or animal in this area.

Despite these sad pictures, New Orleans manage to get back the way it was once before. French Quarter still attracts tourists and the local business is slowly catching up.

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