Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Old and depressing New Orleans pictures.

These pictures are pretty old now (circa April 23, 2006), but I thought I would make you look at them anyway.

Here we are, bummed that they postponed the Mardi Gras parade due to the threat of rain. Note the clearly defined shadows due to the sunshine in the later pictures.

Apparently, the parade officials are number 1 in Mike's book.

Zac looks longingly at the parade route, dreaming of what might have been...

Some left-over flood water caught in the double paned window in, what used to be, Mike's house.

Some of the destruction seen in the Lower 9th Ward. Keep in mind these pictures were taken about 8 months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.


Joan said...

Was at Mardi Gras 2003. I was heart broken to see the city after the hurricane. So glad it is slowly picking up again.

Patrick said...

This was my first time at Mardi Gras and it was a lot of fun. Some of the people I was with, who went to previous Mardi Gras, said that it was much more subdued than previous years. They also said that there were far fewer people on Bourbon Street.