abandoned places
July 5, 2007 9:24 PM   Subscribe

Jim documented his recent trip to Louisiana, including a number of photos of places abandoned after Katrina. Some worth checking: Amoco, post office, middle school, boats, homes. and some rebirth. Via, Live Journal's abandoned places community.
posted by serazin (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That last picture (rebirth) looks like a movie set, what with the old car and facade-eque house.
posted by jourman2 at 9:28 PM on July 5, 2007

facade-esque - doh!
posted by jourman2 at 9:31 PM on July 5, 2007

According to the photographer, the last house is a souped-up FEMA trailer.
posted by serazin at 9:34 PM on July 5, 2007

I wonder when this sign went up.
posted by jourman2 at 9:40 PM on July 5, 2007

Excellent use of irony.
posted by salishsea at 9:52 PM on July 5, 2007

God, still?
posted by bukharin at 9:56 PM on July 5, 2007

Yeah, still.
posted by gordie at 10:39 PM on July 5, 2007

Thanks, I would not have seen these otherwise.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:17 AM on July 6, 2007

I do like the colonial-grecian revival / whatever it is trailer.
posted by rhymer at 1:30 AM on July 6, 2007

It's a pretty sad set of photos...
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:52 AM on July 6, 2007

These places aren't abandoned. They're most likely waiting for promised Federal funds. Two years later. Two years. Well, it's not like the President promised, or anything.
posted by ColdChef at 5:28 AM on July 6, 2007

They haven't even fixed up (or torn down) the Post Office?? God. DAMN.

When do the impeachment hearings start again?
posted by DU at 5:53 AM on July 6, 2007

DU, you can't impeach a king. Sorry.
posted by tommasz at 6:19 AM on July 6, 2007

I hope I don't sound too defensive here, but I'd like to point out that aside from the touristy shots at the beginning, a lot of these weren't taken anywhere near the city of New Orleans.

I know the post didn't say anything about New Orleans, but just glancing at the pictures one might think that New Orleanians are routinely driving past washed-up fishing boats and abandoned post offices. But, in fact, Venice--home of the aforementioned PO--is at least 75 miles southeast of here. Even the pictures that actually are inside the city limits are very far away from the center of the city...the Now Leasing picture jourman2 linked to is in New Orleans East, right near where I grew up but about fifteen miles away from what most people consider New Orleans proper. It's, uh, like Staten Island as opposed to Manhattan, I guess.

Let me be clear: I'm not saying that everything is right back to normal in New Orleans, or that it's not a goddamn crying shame what happened (and is still happening) in Venice, New Orleans East, or anywhere else in the Gulf Coast. All I want to do is clarify that, since most of you don't know a lot about the specific geography of the area, that this isn't what most of New Orleans looks like these days.
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:32 AM on July 6, 2007

That FEMA trailer is nuts.
posted by hmaroon at 1:58 PM on July 6, 2007

Am I the only one that wished the last link was a picture of Rebirth?
posted by Pollomacho at 2:02 PM on July 6, 2007

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