Friday, July 14, 2006

New Orleans (XV)

These last pictures are of the Lower Ninth Ward, but know that whatever you've seen here, whatever I've been able to show of any part of New Orleans, the reality of the Lower Ninth is worse. Going over the canal, the bridge arches to give a small panorama from which you can see entire blocks reduced to sticks and dirt. Those are the blocks nearest the breach of the Industrial Canal, where a barge rammed the levy.

The hurricane came 10 months ago, but to new eyes, it could have been last month, or last week.