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Is This Worth Fighting For? Nola Photo Tour #1  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

It was a beautiful day here...and since it was my first day off in awhile, I had my brother drive me around to take pictures through some interesting neighborhoods of New Orleans. This is just round one.

I ask this question...all things being equal, throwing politics and personal feelings aside...does this seem like a place worth fighting for? Does this seem like a place where people want to live?

I can't help thinking about the possibiliy that in ten/twenty years, this could all be gone. I don't think i'd handle that very well.

1) St.Charles Avenue / Garden Distrct area

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Loyola University
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Tulane University
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Broadway / University area

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Mushroom Records...the best record store in the South...maybe the U.S....and a great Crepe place downstairs.

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Fountainblue Drive

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Notre Dame Seminary on Carrolton Ave

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Basin Street visitors center...built on the sight of the old Southern Railways terminal.

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Esplanade Ave. / Mid City

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My aunt used to own a French restaurant in this building back in the 80's...now, it's a coffee shop.

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Bayou St. John area...my best friend's grandmother used to live along the shore....must have went there fifty times growing up to go swimming in her pool and to ride a canoe on the bayou...house got 3 feet of water, and is now gutted.

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Lakeshore Drive....lots of green space across the street...on weekends two lanes are closed to vehicles so it makes for one big walking/biking/jogging path....

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West End / yacht harbors: much works still needs to be done here....dozens of boathouses are still in shambles from the waves which tore everything apart here...boats are still scattered about, although no where near as bad as it was last year...lots of people out and about rebuilding...

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The Point...almost like a little island in the middle of the lake...great place to hang out, especially when the waves are rough!

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One of my favorite restaurants used to stand on those pilings...

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This sailboat used to be in the harbor but the water carried it a few hundred yards and deposited it in this small pond in West End Park.

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You can see the high water line on the garage door if you look close enough...

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Metairie

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Drainage canals weave like snakes through the suburbs...some are just glorified ditches, while some (such as this one) look like mini rivers.

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Kenner / Laketown. The lighthouse below is really a concession stand and is open during the Summer. This is an area called Laketown which has a casino, boat launch, park...and there was was an excellent fishing pier here, which is no more...screw you, Katrina....

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34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Nice pics of NOLA. To answer your question your home is always worth fighting for. Hope to make it down there this summer.


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Absolutely beautiful....

...but you forgot to include anything from MSY/NEW dummy


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Thanks for sharing those photos, Steve.

New Orleans is one of this country's most historically significant cities - definitely one of the most historically unique ---

Quoting United767 (Reply 1):
always worth fighting for.

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Great pics man, is NOLA worth a visit?  Smile




Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
Great pics man, is NOLA worth a visit?

Well, if you visit, I'm sure the NOLA contingent here will show you around, and there's at least a decent chance of getting a MSY ramp tour.  Smile


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Great stuff, Steve. There's alot left to do, but alot worth saving. For all the shit I fling, I can't fault the city, itself.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 3):
Thanks for sharing those photos, Steve.

New Orleans is one of this country's most historically significant cities - definitely one of the most historically unique ---

Agree with the above sentiments. However, that doesn't mean that there are large areas of the city that aren't nearly as nice as the sections of the city you've highlighted. But that isn't the issue - how significant or insignificant New Orleans is. I freely admit there are parts of the Big Easy that are breathtaking. Looking at your photos brought back wonderful memories.

The issue is, can we economically reverse the efforts of the last 80 years of public works "improvements" that have created the cauldron that is current south Louisiana. I don't believe we can - and I believe the death knell of New Orleans was sealed when the MRGO was dug - and that was over 30 years ago.....


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 7):
However, that doesn't mean that there are large areas of the city that aren't nearly as nice as the sections of the city you've highlighted

Of course not...just like most large cities. I'm going to highlight those on my next photo trip.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
Great pics man, is NOLA worth a visit?

For you international types-- ALWAYS!!!

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 8):
I'm going to highlight those on my next photo trip.

........so when you don't make it back outta the CP3, can I have all your airline paraphernalia?


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 9):
so when you don't make it back outta the CP3, can I have all your airline paraphernalia?

Well I'm not going to go strolling through Central City at 10:00pm that's for sure. And the answer is: How much is it worth to you?  Wink


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

...um, I'd sell AliBooBoo into slavery for it.

But then again, I'd do that for a HappyMeal-- so go fig  Wink


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Hey Tristar, thanks for the photos! I've been here at Tulane for 3 years now and I haven't had a chance to get out to a few of the places you took pics of, like the lakeshore and alot of mid city... You were about 2 blocks from my dorm when you took those pics of the mushroom and the frat houses on broadway, I was wandering around over there so you probably almost ran me over  Wink Another great area that you missed is the levee/"fly", my favorite spot to go on days like today and yesterday with my friends to play some football and look at the college girls in bikinis... here's a couple pics I took when we had classes cancelled after those tornados a few weeks back-



User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12118 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
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Steve you are an inspiration for others with your love of your home town.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 5):
Well, if you visit, I'm sure the NOLA contingent here will show you around, and there's at least a decent chance of getting a MSY ramp tour

Maybe something for me to look at later in the year Big grin



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Nice shots and beautiful architechture. But the question of worth you raise is a good one. We could spend untold sums money trying to protect the areas at and below sea level, or we could spend the same money to provide incentives for people to move to safer, more practical areas. I think the second option will provide a greater benefit and allow for more growth in the future. New Orleans is a nice place with a lot of history, but I think the most practical solution is to sacrifice some now in order for it to have a future. A few comparisons have been made to The Netherlands, but I don't think they are accurate because there is not a shortage of of space in Louisiana. As much as I love history, I think this is a case of not being able to have the cake and eat it too.


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User currently offlineSpinalTap From New Zealand, joined Mar 2005, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1999 times:

Great Pics, I loved New Orleans when I visited for a conference in 2004. I loved the grand houses on St Charles Ave but unfortunately could only see them after sunset (I got lost when I got off the tram I had to walk somewhere I perceived as pretty dodgy after dark near the superdome back to my hotel!). French quarter was great too.

The only problem was I was staying in the New Orleans "Grand Palace" on Canal St which was the cheapest hotel in town it was a dump, when I read later that it was temporarily closed with a rat infestation I wasn't surprised.



"I get what they call a stipend, a stipend is like money but its such as small amount they don't really call it money"
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting SpinalTap (Reply 16):
The only problem was I was staying in the New Orleans "Grand Palace" on Canal St which was the cheapest hotel in town it was a dump, when I read later that it was temporarily closed with a rat infestation I wasn't surprised.

That place was always voted as the worst "major" hotel in the city. I'm not sorry to see it closed, as I never heard any good reviews of the place. It was actually pretty decent back in the 70's/80's, but it changed several owners in the 90's and fell into a state of disrepair.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 13):
Steve you are an inspiration for others with your love of your home town.

Luv2fly, I appreciate that, really I do.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

More New Orleans pictures. Taken by someone I knew from there.





[Edited 2007-03-07 21:38:09]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Wow! Excellent photos! I especially like the photos of the nice houses in the beginning. I'm also diggin' the palm trees.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Wow! Excellent photos!

Thanks!  Wink

Want to see more?



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

I've wondered if they couldn't just install a system like the G-cans project currently in Tokyo to absorb the brunt of possible future flooding.





http://www.g-cans.jp/intro/07photo/index.html

http://tokyodv.com/videolog/tdv-repo...cans-discharge-management-project/

Tokyo is an impressive city above ground, but one of the most incredible things about this city is it's mind-bogglingly complex underground. The G-Cans Project is a massive project, begun 12 years ago, to build infrastructure for preventing overflow of the major rivers and waterways spidering the city (A serious problem for Tokyo during rainy-season and typhoon season). The underground waterway is the largest in the world and sports five 32m diameter, 65m deep concrete containment silos which are connected by 64 kilometers of tunnel sitting 50 meters beneath the surface.
The whole system is powered by 14000 horsepower turbines which can pump 200 tons of water a second into the large outlying edogawa river



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-Cans_project

http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/edogawa/wo...gai/sonae/gaikaku/frame_index.html


User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 18):

in the first picture... The guy in the black sweatshirt.. He's a hottie.. Got his number?


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

"in the first picture... The guy in the black sweatshirt.. He's a hottie.. Got his number?"

No idea. I don't swing that way.


OTOH, the woman with the Hustler shirt...  


My New Orleans Pictures:


Preservation Hall & Pat O'Brien's


Jazzman (Jackson Square)


Streetcar


Pirate's Alley

[Edited 2007-03-07 22:16:14]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 23):
OTOH, the woman with the Hustler shirt... Wink

She's wearing grannie jeans...  ill 


25 Post contains images Confuscius : She's wearing grannie jeans... That was the fashion then!
26 Post contains links and images Tom in NO : Here you go.....this picture ought to not only take care of your request.....but also cheer you right up : And if that doesn't, then here's another:
27 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : Actually, no... they do nothing but further piss me off as A) the first two reminds me of yall two not even bothering to call me when those aircraft
28 Post contains images Tom in NO : Fred, you are singularly perceptive, my friend.....thanks for taking the bait Tom at MSY (cruising Wal-Mart on the CrackBerry)
29 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : I hate you
30 Post contains images MSYtristar : Tom, excellent word choice. You just don't hear "singularly perceptive" used enough anymore. Bravo, sir! Time heals all wounds.
31 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : ...indeed, including the ones I plan to inflict upon you the next time yo' ass calls me with the "I'm leaning against at GE90 @ MSY and you aren't" m
32 N1120A : Two. Maybe Four
33 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : ...particularly by air
34 MSYtristar : Come, come now...I wasn't leaning against it...I was standing next to it...a subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless.
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