Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Orleans' French Quarter from the 30th floor of the Wyndham: a quilt of blue roofs / photo Jenifer Hill Akers

Jenifer Hill Akers and husband David recently visited the Crescent City and brought back a telling photographic report.

Akers, development director for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, wrote, "The cityscape was taken from the roof, 30 floors up, of the Wyndham Canal Hotel. It shows the sea of FEMA tarps still on the roofs. That was one reason they asked the residents not to shoot fireworks on New Year's eve. Apparently the tarps are quite flammable."

She brought good news, too. Among the restaurants that have re-opened is the favorite of all the world. "Cafe Du Monde is alive and well. Vive Nouvelle Orleans."

More sobering images from the Akers' photo essay can be seen by following the photo's link to flickr.com.

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