• oyster shells!

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The foundation and supports for a new construction raised house or fishcamp (many of the homes in this area are actually fishcamps, which are like vacation homes for folks who like sport fishing) near Cocodrie.

The gravel in the foreground is made from oyster shells.

moucri, xgray, donnacv, only-connect, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. dbthayer 75 months ago | reply

    fascinating. wow, they build 'em high.

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  2. paul goyette 75 months ago | reply

    i think the standard for the "100 year storm" scenario is that houses have to be able to withstand a 30 foot storm surge. that doesn't mean you have to be 30 feet high, since land between you and the gulf absorbs some of that surge. the stat i heard was that every 2.7 miles of healthy marsh will absorb 1 foot of storm surge. the problem is that the healthy marsh is disappearing at an alarming rate.

  3. moucri 75 months ago | reply

    Wow, this an amazing shot!

  4. donnacv 75 months ago | reply

    The information is fascinating. The photo illustration is wonderful art as well as informative.

  5. seanorr 75 months ago | reply

    Everything...this whole photo set is... such a dramatic catalogue of time and place...

  6. visualriver [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    Louisiana Stonehenge.

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