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Recent New Orleans Photographs
1: Post-Katrina New Orleans: December 2008 Photos of Flooded Areas
2. French Quarter, Bourbon Street & Jackson Square Photos
By: Michael Coleman / Miqel.com - Photos from 12/24/2008 thru 12/27/2008
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Flooded Areas near Lake Pontchartrain,
Abandoned Structures and Houses, Uprooted Trees, Marina Area and Levee Breach
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Exact spot of the Levee breach from Lake Pontchartrain, the
empty lot once contained houses that were flooded to the roof.

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Abandoned structures near the Pontchartrain levee breach

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Abandoned structures near the Pontchartrain levee breach

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Uprooted Trees near the Pontchartrain levee breach
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Abandoned houses in the flooded areas of New Orleans

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Abandoned houses in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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At the Pontchartrain Marina in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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Abandoned Marina Docks in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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View of downtown of New Orleans across the nearby
swamplands which were also flooded

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View of downtown of New Orleans across the nearby
swamplands which were also flooded
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Abandoned neighborhood in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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Abandoned houses in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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Abandoned Apartments in the flooded areas of New Orleans
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Historical building in the flooded zone

French Quarter, December 27, 2008
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New T-shirts referencing the Katrina disaster,
click the pic for full size image with more shirt designs
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Entering the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Desire Street, inspiration for the
Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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City, Swamp, Vampire, Plantation, Cemetery and Ghost Tours!
I'd take the Swamp tour ... i've seen the city, i'm not afraid of
ghosts or vampires and I don't like plantations.

Jackson Square area of the French Quarter
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Painters, Palm & Tarot readers, Street Musicians, Jugglers, Breakdancers and other artists gather here. Watch out for MIMES!
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More art on the fence in Jackson Square,
view looking toward the river
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Horse & buggy tours of New Orleans French Quarter
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Cafe Du Monde is next to Jackson Square and usually
has a live jazz or blues band playing outside
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Another artist with paintings on the fence
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Ever see those goofy themed art-sculptures they put around various cities? Nashville had painted guitars, Jackson Mississippi had Catfish, well New Orleans has artified Coffins! I call this one the 'Love Coffin'
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Squiggly jazz player paintings at Jackson Square
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I kinda liked the color combinations this artist uses
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Yet another artist displaying at the square, more jazzy stuff
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Sign posted on the far-side of the building pictured below
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View across the central park in Jackson Square
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Statue in center of park, inscription reads
"the union must and shall be preserved"

Pier and Riverbank of the Mississippi,
behind the Jackson Square area of the French Quarter
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Granite installation with Inscription facing the River
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A local pauses to take a look at the Mississippi river
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Looking downstream on the pier, a guy is sound asleep
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Same spot, looking upstream toward the bridge
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A tourist snapped a couple of pics while
I played flute on the riverbank pier
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Mississippi river bridge and New Orleans in background
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Old fashioned riverboat passing by
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The open-air French Market is on the far-end of the Quarter

Various Scenes in the French Quarter
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The ever-present Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' bike on Decatur
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Tourist Trap with over-priced crappy Margaritas
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Giant remote controlled Rat labeled as "Nasty Hairy Rat"
speaking of rats, I saw the classic public-access christmas program "North Pole Nutrias" by Quintron and Ms. Pussycat. It is incredibly weird and I will digitize and post it when I learn how to encode from VHS. Only 6 pages reference it on Google.
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Religious Action Figures: Jesus, Pope, Moses and more ....
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Mary Jane's Emporium - a cool smoke shop.
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Photo of the place across from the French Market where flyers for events and shows have been stapled for decades
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Red Hibiscus Flower in full bloom 2 days after Christmas
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View into courtyard somewhere
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Miniature Orange tree in full fruiting mode, December 2008
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I stopped to photograph a Banana bloom, and noticed an
Animal-print Pillow sitting in the bushes next to an expensive cafe
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bananas produce unusual flowers,
the undersides of the petals are bright red
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Heading through the French Quarter towards Bourbon Street

If You're not drunk already then head down to Bourbon Street
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Historical marker indicating the age of Bourbon Street
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Preservation Hall Jazz Club on Bourbon Street
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The Infamous Marie Laveau's "House of Voodoo"
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Magical oils in window at Marie Laveau's "House of Voodoo"
Including "Do As I Say", "Destroy Everything" and "Bend Over"(?)
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Stuff at Marie Laveau's "House of Voodoo"
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The Funky Pirate Bar on Bourbon Street
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What is worse than a Mime?
A Pirate Mime!
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'The Dungeon' a somewhat famous Metal / Goth / S&M Club
   

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