Big Easy

July 9th

I’m trying to find my desk after a week away; in the meantime, a few more photos. Tomorrow I’ll be back with the routine!

sweet ride
Common Ground Sign, Ninth Ward
Sunflowers for lead removal
church in the ninth ward
turquoise shutters
weapons of mass construction
stop the killing
trash we removed
typical boarded up houses


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19 Responses

  1. awesome shot of shovels. you are, as ever, an inspiration! hope you didn’t melt in that heat too much.

  2. Amazing pictures, it looks like a very interesting week you had!

  3. love the car! all the photos are great, but i really think the shirt logo is great. what a fun play on words!! amazing to see that there is still so much to be done.

  4. what a contrast between the colours in the photos of the car, the shovels, the shirt, the door and the sunflowers and the sadness in the sign and the boarded up house.

    Great photos.

  5. those are amazing shots kelli. every one of them. really drives it back that the work is not finished there.

  6. wow. thank you for these incredible photos.

  7. Loved the pics! A great reminder of my hometown.

  8. Lovely and heartbreakingly sad all at the same time…I guess that sums up that area pretty well. Blessings friend!

  9. Weapons of Mass Construction….love it!

  10. Love the car! Your photos always seem to have such interesting stories behind them.

  11. Great photos, Kelli. It’s very eye opening to see an “insider’s” view. Thanks for sharing.

  12. i can’t believe that happened two years ago. it looks like it happened last week. only in america. at least there’s a lot of people like you around to help others remember what is still going on down there.

  13. Jennifer July 9, 2007

    The photo of the sign shaming tourists reminds me of a store in San Francisco that my family saw selling pictures of the rubble after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The store was not donating the money to relief – they were making a quick buck. Disgusting.

    So much beauty remains after Katrina – I’m moved by your pictures, which show NOLA for what it is – tough, sweet, broken, and a survivor.

  14. Just 1 word — Wow!

  15. There’s nothing better than current history accounts from someone you know. Thanks.

  16. Well, Ms. Kelly, you were in my neck of the woods. I’m so jealous, since my new neck is 1400 miles away in Toronto. I’m actually from Lafayette, 3 hours to the west of N.O. Thanks for the pics. I’m always so excited to get to see a little bit of home, esp. live oak trees with moss dripping from them. Tear.

  17. Love the car and the doors!

  18. These are awesome and interesting photos. Thanks for posting them!