Thursday, October 7, 2010
The last time I was in New Orleans was pre-Katrina, and from the looks of it, the French Quarter, downtown, and other high traffic areas have recovered completely. The outlying areas are a different story. I remember them looking pretty rough before the storm, but a lot of it looks like the hurricane hit last week. There are still partially-collapsed buildings and houses where you can see the high-water line standing as a silent but glaring monument to a total catastrophe. It's really sad.