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State-Street-with-Water-Receding Sometime Between August 30 and September 21
Dr. White

State-Street-with-Water-Receding Sometime Between August 30 and September 21

This photo was taken by Dr. White who lives across the street from Ursuline Academy. He was gracious enough to let me use it for this gallery. Just looking at this photo brings back the aroma of the rotting vegetation and polluted water that I found when I got to Ursuline. Water was still in the Mausoleum when I first went to photograph.
I could not get to Ursuline until the flood waters in the street were gone. All the rest of the photos in this gallery were taken then.


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MADGE AND JOHN 15-Nov-2005 03:42
OUR HOUSE IS JUST OVER THE RIGHT SHOULDER AND BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE CORNER OF S. ROBERTSON AND STATE. MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN BACK HOME FOR THREE WEEKS, AND DID NOT FLOOD, ONLY UNDER THE HOUSE. THE YARD IS NOW PLANTED WITH LUSH GREEN WINTER GRASS AND EVERYTHING IS ALMOST BACK TO NOWMAL. TRASH AND GARBAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED, AND THINGS ARE IMPROVING
Susanne03-Nov-2005 23:55
He captured this very well. When we drove in it pretty much looked like this still. It is sad to see this, but it surely is good to realize that nature has its own rules.
petesie03-Nov-2005 12:37
I'm sure that sadly this does bring it all back. I noticed the telphone pole is green...but the mighty oaks are stately as usual, and I see a bit of green in the aspidistra even in this terrible environment. I hope that is a consolation. Nature will recover.
Guest 03-Nov-2005 11:59
Your pictorial account of Katrina will be invaluable as time goes on. Great job
laine8203-Nov-2005 11:57
The water has that grey mud look about it. No wonder the plants were struggling. A terrible scene.
northstar3703-Nov-2005 10:03
what a murky stew
Guest 03-Nov-2005 06:22
Such a sad scene ... I bet this was a very beautiful street! :)
Pepe Zyman03-Nov-2005 06:11
Excellent shot! How long will it take to clear?
Robin Reid03-Nov-2005 06:07
Wow!