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New Orleans 11/25/2006 100 Photos

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Per requests, and because I had a lazy day....here are 100 photos I took of New Orleans this afternoon on a nice Fall drive. We start out at my house, and simply drive down St. Charles Ave. turn onto Carrollton Ave., go into areas that flooded, hit the Lakefront, head through Downtown, and the French Quarter and then come back to my neighborhood and home. Enjoy...some of the photos will have explanations on top, but, there are exactly 100 photos and I'm not captioning 100 pics. I'm posting all of the photos. I was driving, so some are blurry, but, they are clear enough for you to see what's up. About 75% of these photoes are taken in areas that had 5 or more feet of water 15 months ago, so you can clearly see that, while still damaged, the area is trying to come back from the storm. I went to flooded areas with this tour on purpose...it's a different tour than I've offered you guys in previous photo threads. I've never photographed many of these neighborhoods for this board until now.

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Christmas decorations are just beginning to show up in my Uptown neighborhood...

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St. Charles Ave. Uptown...

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Here is a stop light still down at State St. and St. Charles Ave. The replacement of over 600 stoplight intersections is almost complete...

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Tulane University..

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Audubon Park..

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Further Uptown on Carrollton, heading towards flooded areas...

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Area that had around 5 feet of floodwaters...

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One of many, many new stoplights...

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The next 8 photos are in areas that had 8 to 12 feet of floodwaters in the City of New Orleans:

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Christmas Decorated Streetcar...

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Mid-City Apartment Building...

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Water was over 12 feet at this location for several blocks in Mid-City...I stopped at this little convenience store to pick up a couple of beers...

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Getting deep into Mid-City where water was very deep everywhere...

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Still living in a FEMA trailor as the house wraps up renovations...

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Bayou St. John around the Faubourg..

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Getting Into City Park:

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A damaged City Park Oak tree lives on....

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Flooded home is now completed it's renovations...

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But, this one looks like it will be another 2 to 3 months before it is ready to be inhabited...the ground work is just complete. (notice the home next door that still has floodwater lines)

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Just starting to come back to life in Lakeview!

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New Orleans Lakefront...

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A gutted home...

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The famous flooded Lakeview that we all heard about on the news for days...

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New Condos on the way around Lakeview...

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Hard to see...new mega-size flood gates at the 17 St. Canal:

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Blurry...New Orleans' Yachts..

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Wanna Party?

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Lakefront...

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Downtown New Orleans in the distance...

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Lakefront neighborhood...

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University of New Orleans...

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Bulldozed...

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Canal Blvd Trying to come back from over 11 feet of water everywhere we see for almost 3 weeks!

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One of over 50 brand new McDonald's sprouting up in flooded areas! :D

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Busy Lowes!!

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Getting towards Downtown...sorry blurry. I was driving...

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Just a few of the French Quarter...we've all seen the Quarter before on this site...

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Mime:

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Beignets!

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Tourists:

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Edge of the Quarter getting towards Downtown..

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Hard to see...But, it is Harrah's Casino:

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Trump Tower Sign (68 storeys on the way):

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Poydras St. Downtown New Orleans:

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Arena Football Comes Back in Spring..New Orleans VooDoo:

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Offices:

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45 Storey's of condos coming here:

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Downtown New Orleans:

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New Tower Coming on this corner..blurry again:

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Federal Court of Appeals:

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Downtown Grit:

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Radio Station...DIVA 92.3 advertisement:

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Tracage Condos To Be Here...Hard to see the sign:

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Demolition for Tracage has begun:

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Urban Apartment complex:

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Inner City home under construction:

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Inner City residential development:

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Getting back Uptown..residential:

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My neighborhood Starbucks! :D

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Some friends (young married couple), of mine have been renovating and living in this home for a couple of years:

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Back in my stomping grounds:

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Felix's Uptown: Where I Eat Raw Oysters!!!

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Prytania St.

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Single Screen Movie Theater in My neighborhood....Alive and Well!

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Just a neighborhood shot:

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The end...I think I didn't use several photos, so it's just under 100. Enjoy!

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Very nice pictures... New Orleans has such character.. I'm glad to see the city coming back, even if it is bit by bit.

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Wow, man, awesome tour!

And by the way, I love your neighborhood and your friends' home! :D

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Looks like the city is making a stoic comeback; heading in the right direction the secure its population!

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New Orleans will definitely be back - better than ever!

Thanks for the pics. Glad to see all the construction.

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Awesome photos!!!

New Orleans is an absolute gem which deserves to be preserved as a community, not just a tourist park. It looks like rebuilding is going well, and I'm sure everyone is excited to see that.

Your neighborhood looks awesome too. It is such a good thing to see a dense residential quarter that is so well kept. It's really too bad that other Southern cities (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte) still invest in so much sprawl. Every big city should look at places like uptown as what a neighborhood should look like.

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Absolute beautiful pics of the Crescent City. I can't wait to come visit next year!! Things have been hard but it looks like things are painfully and slowly coming around in the right direction!

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Thanks for posting all the pix. It makes me happy to see that things are coming around. I guess New Orleans has alot more backbone than what most outsiders think.

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^New Orleans has a huge amount of backbone, and yes, much more than people not familiar with the city really realize. This city has been through it all, and then done it again. To quote myself from a thread in the Louisiana forum:

This city has been through hell and back about 1,000 times. New Orleans has been burned to the ground twice, had yellow fever epidemics come through and kill over 40,000 people, it has been been through some of the worst Mississippi River floods in history, it has been overtaken by Union troops in the Civil War, it has been through some of the worst hurricanes in history in the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was flooded extremely heavily by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, and now Katrina in 2005. New Orleans is a city that has experienced many, many, highs and lows through it's 320 year history; the city is in a low right now, but 10 years from now could be a very different story. New Orleans has been through it all, and has pulled through it every time. It will be no different here.

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This city has been through hell and back about 1,000 times. New Orleans has been burned to the ground twice, had yellow fever epidemics come through and kill over 40,000 people, it has been been through some of the worst Mississippi River floods in history, it has been overtaken by Union troops in the Civil War, it has been through some of the worst hurricanes in history in the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was flooded extremely heavily by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, and now Katrina in 2005. New Orleans is a city that has experienced many, many, highs and lows through it's 320 year history; the city is in a low right now, but 10 years from now could be a very different story. New Orleans has been through it all, and has pulled through it every time. It will be no different here.

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It is good to see that reconstruction efforts are so visibly underway. Thanks for sharing your remarkable photo set.

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