Saturday, December 29, 2007

ARCHIVAL POSTS ON THE LOWER 9TH, NEW ORLEANS - APRIL TO NOVEMBER OF 2007

You will find links to previous postings that are able to illustrate what this community looked like from April to November of 2007. (And much of this area still looks the same - except in pockets where individuals are rebuilding and where community groups secular and religious, have come in to help the community. The only presence of Government help that I have seen are the 9th Ward soldiers - I don't even know if the city council remembers the area especially the small businesses. There is a shocking absence of drug stores, hardware stores, fast food places - the Kentucky Fried Chicken sits empty, etc. - shocking as the people in this community are doing everything they can to rebuild, Emergency Communities and Common Ground has given much in this effort as well as Brad Pitt's green project as well as the religious community. 3 new business in the area. NO Walgreen's, No Ace Hardware, NO Family Dollar, have sprouted up in anticipation - there is something ethically and morally wrong in my opinion when I see businesses popping up in the sections of the city that the city and state deem desirous in order to promote "tourism" and gentrification). Perhaps after viewing the photo's in these posts, you will understand my incredible joy at seeing the pink landscape of hope ...

Peace.



GROUPINGS OF PROPERTIES

http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/11/capitalism-and-diaster-recovery-left.html (St. Claude "business" district - lower 9th - November of 2007)
(the other side of Tennessee where the structures of houses survived)
(The other side of Tennessee Street from where their neighbors are "in the pink").
http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/11/hope-and-sufferation.html
(by goin home cafe on St. Claude - lower 9th)

SINGLE PHOTO'S w/quotes
PHOTO ESSAYS

http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/04/sunday-april-22-2007-end-of-day.html http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/06/ceophus-fence.html http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/05/to-be-in-relationship-with-suffering.html
http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/04/national-guard-is-here-to-help.html
(Tupelo Street)


PICTURES IN COLLAGES
(slab of concrete and wreath)
http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/08/post-katrina-2007-in-remembrance.html
(last picture of school - Louis Armstrong)
http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/11/fantastic-imagery-and-incongruous.html
(2nd picture of chair by open front door of yellow house with couch at the open window - last picture of school yard).
http://postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/2007/08/where-justice-is-denied-where-poverty.html



Feel free to use any of these images, quotes and images, or stories. All that I ask is that you source the blog http://www.postkatrina2007.blogspot.com


If there are those who would ever want to do some type of exhibit, I have more photo's that can be used in an exhibit. I would need assistance to compile the photo's. Again all that I ask is that the blog gets the credit. As for me, I am a planetary sister who wishes to remain anonymous.

I see and deeply feel the blessing and healing that is occurring in this area of New Orleans which has touched my heart very deeply. And pink is my favourite color - has been for years and years...

Jah Bless.

Peace.




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