The City

“Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under taxes and frauds and maladministraions so that it has become a study for archaeologists…but it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.”
-Lafcadio Hearn, 1800s

I have nothing against Ohio, but I know what Lafcadio was talking about.  This place is different.  Some see garbage, blight, poverty and ruin when they look at New Orleans.  I see incredible architecture, beautiful people, and a way of living that embraces the now.

I take a lot of pictures, and you can look at my views of the city on my photo blog here.


3 Responses to The City

  1. mamanne says:

    I have never been to NOLA. However, both my husband and sister went there with our church on a missions trip to help out right after hurricane Katrina – and even tho they saw the city at arguably it’s worst, they both adored the city and the people, and hope to return someday.

  2. carlaat says:

    So glad your family enjoyed their visit, even during a trying time for the city. We are so grateful to people like your family members who came to help gut houses and rebuild, not just one year, or two years, or three years after the storm, but year after year. People still come to help and it means so much!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Carla. Love your blog. All the best, Kim

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