Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Orleans Nine

At 601 St. Maurice St, this abandoned church is in danger of looting and neglect.  The First image is the facade of the church.  The second image is of the fencing along the sides of the church.  This fencing is rusting and starting to deteriorate.  The third image shows that the copper gutters were looted after katrina, and sold for scrap metal.

This is Felicity Street Church.  This church has been for sale for a few years now and is in dire need of some TLC.  Although a very beautiful building, much repair needs to be done.  The walls on the exterior are deteriorating.  There are all sorts of weeds and plants growing out of the sides of the building.  The building is for sale, but no one really seems interested in buying this building.

This is General Laundry.  This beautiful building is in danger of neglect.  The building is currently being used as a warehouse for storage and construction.  The facade of the building needs much attention.  Its colorful face and beautiful textured windows are cracking and breaking and falling apart.  A lot of work needs to be done to repair the tile work and all the windows.

These tennis courts are located near audubon park.  The hospital in the background is looking to expand into these tennis courts.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

9-25-10 Saturday

Last night I went to a burlesque show with the whole gang.  It was super exciting!  I got to talk with 3 of the 5 dancers before the show.  They said they do these dances to express themselves, and not for the money.  Yes, the “strip” but “it’s more about the tease rather than the flesh.”  Being a former dancer, I saw what it was like for them to be so expressive in an environment so much different than any dance competitions or recitals that I’ve been in. 
Today, I got to go on a tour of the city.  It was pretty cool, although the bus was a refrigerator!  We got to see everything from a native’s point of view.  It was really interesting to see the effects and the thoughts and feelings about Katrina from someone like our driver.  After the tour, I went with Ashley to the cemeteries at the end of Canal Street.  It was so interesting to see all of those graves.  They are all above ground because the soil here is so wet and soggy.  Its called sugar sand.  Its loose soil and if everyone were buried underground, the caskets would all float to the surface!  Eww.  Well here are some of the images I took today.