Friday, January 13, 2006

The Promised Pictures

Below are pictures from New Orleans that I promised in my postings from that city (see my posts of the first week of January). The first four pictures are from the lower 9th Ward, then there are some where we were working mucking out houses. Notice the spray painting on the houses indicating they've been checked by relief workers and the amount of mold growing on the walls. Finally, there is a picture of me at Jimmy Buffet's place in the French Quarter (and, I'm sorry to say, we didn't go in). I will also be posting some pictures in my posts from North Carolina (the last half of December) including horses on Shackelford Banks and porpoises off Masonboro Island.










15 comments:

  1. The scale and scope of the destruction is overwhelming - even when viewed on a blog page. Thank you for sharing these. I pray for a rapid recovery of the entire region, and wish everyone there all the strength in the world.

    From the looks of things, they'll need it.

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  2. Wow Sage. Thank you. This whole thing has been beyond the scope of my imagination

    Thanks for posting the pictures. Thanks for being you ;-)

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  3. Wow...these are amazing. I didn't know you were doing work down there. The mold is what blows me away. And I'm sure the smell has to be intense as well.

    Here via michele. I'm hoping to update your story in Cyberia today! Haven't had much chance to play these days.

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  4. thanks for the pics sage...and to imagine this is after some level of clean up.

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  6. Nothing ever paints the picture as well as picture. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    michele sent me.

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  7. The photos show such devastation. I wonder where all that trash is going to be put? Do they burn some of it? Think of the horrible pollution from that, as well as the mold....ick. You are a real prince to go there and help.

    P.S. Can you handle Miller beer? I'll bring that if you prepare the barbecue!!

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  8. This are very revealing pictures. I haven't heard how things are going there for some time.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the pics. Now, we know how it looks these days. Needs a lot of work to bring it back.

    Michele sent me.

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  10. Awww..too bad you didn't get into Margaritaville. Thanks for sharing with us. That mold makes me sneeze just lookin' at it!

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  11. Wow. Thank you for helping out.

    Here via Michele.

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  12. Glad to see you're doing your part. What a guy. And ack! The mold! I can't wait to see that town return to it's former glory...

    Michele sent me, but I'll be back! :)

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  13. Subconsciously, I guess I have been sheltering myself from New Orleans for awhile because those are the first pictures I have seen of the 9th ward without water.

    Maybe I haven't been paying attention because I think it is probably a waste of money to rebuild a town that has been completely wiped off the face of our map seven times in the past by hurricanes. I would rather we push it in a pile, set fire to it and then rebuild it further inland and more importantly, above sea level.

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  14. My goodness...I would have died of an asthma attack with all of that mold there. I feel so sorry for the people who lost their houses and all of their belongings. It's just unbelievable. I wonder how long it's anticipated that it will take to clean everything up.

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