• hi Jack, this is the graffiti I was talking about ---that's now gone, 2008.

Hindsight: 9th Ward Hindsight, Levee wall 2 years later, 2007

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This is the very site of The Lower 9th Ward Levee break in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was one of a few levee breaks a day AFTER Katrina, 2005, was over. Hindsight. A "taller levee" the levee wall is only about 1 foot taller now, however, NOW its made with steel reinforcements that go deep enough down into the ground to actually hold during a hurricane or, hold back the water after one. Years ago in an effort for the CIty of New Orleans to save money the building contractors were instructed NOT to build the Lower 9th ward levee walls as strong as the ones in the wealthy areas.

fetching, kevin dooley, mockbird, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. kevin dooley 108 months ago | reply

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    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    Great Shot! Please join us at:
    I Think this is Art !
    Invited with SIC

  2. mockbird 108 months ago | reply

    this is incredible ... i feel all those ghosts there .... wonderfully shot ... and the "hindsight" damn....lets just hope for those in charge lessons were learned

  3. Xaprilian 107 months ago | reply



    Rated RAW by the RAW Street Photography group
    (comment & give RAW logo to 5 - 10 images for every 1 post)

  4. lorendeniseb 107 months ago | reply

    ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

    powerful work

  5. gordon_landon 107 months ago | reply

    This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY?

    Great composition and photoshop work.

  6. ellamac 107 months ago | reply

    ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

    I love it. Great colors, great concept.

  7. lightsilverpassion [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

    I can't see anything that's worth photographing here. Sorry.

    This was voted a Miss from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY?

  8. jcgr 107 months ago | reply

    Simple, powerful expression.

  9. Friendly Joe 107 months ago | reply

    Love that sky!
    And the tag
    and the levee
    And the editorial in the scrub...

    Outstanding, E!

  10. *whit* [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Whit's Picks, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  11. Paul McRae (Delta Niner) 107 months ago | reply

    We went to the wrong spot. This is awesome.

  12. Ana Trip 99 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NOLA Awareness, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    I have some pictures of the lower ninth a few years later and the grass is almost as tall as me

  13. invisible consequential 67 months ago | reply

    Nice work. I used this to feature an edition of Innovations journal that looks at social innovation and recovery efforts in New Orleans. www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/policy_library/data/01605

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