Monday, December 15, 2014

This is Where the Poor Board the Bus to go to the Airport.

Tulane at Carrollton, opposite the Nike shoe and sporting goods outlet store.

View from Carrollton Ave across the plaza parking lot.

View along the sidewalk, Tulane Ave.

Dreary, innit?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Li Ki Fiyr Water Hydrant Co.

First, the big puddle in the street.
And a close-up of the hydrant.
Yes, the title is a bad Korean joke but the hydrant IS leaking!

My Iphone Camera Lost the Moon!

Taken this morning at Palmyra and South Olympia Streets in Mid-City while on my way to Caire's. Just TRY to find the moon! I couldn't. Arrrrrrrgggh!!!

Progress on the Houses across the Street

Photo was taken December 12, 2014 at sunset. The houses are almost completely hardiplanked.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

316 South Alexander Street, Blighted Property.

These photos were taken on October 24, 2013.

Here is the front of the house in 3/4s profile.

Here is the right side of the house.
(Right side looking towards street.)

Here is the front room of the downstairs.
It's an indescribable mess!

Here's the next room downstairs.
It, too, is a mess; and look at the flood-lines!

Same room. Disgusting!

Third room downstairs. Also a mess.

Same room.

And here is the lovely car port! :^D

Here is what's left of the downstairs kitchen (or is it bathroom? or both??)

Looking up the back stairs. Unsafe!

Looking up the front stairs. Most unsafe!

And here is the front garden, landscaped with a lovely shopping cart from Spend-A-Center.

And here is the left side of the house.
And now I have new photos, taken November 29, 2014. if anything, the house has gotten worse. So dangerous not even street homeless people will camp out here.

Here is the front of the house, looking up the stairs.
Here is the right side of the house.
Here is the front room of the house. Notice anything different?
Yes! More wallboard has fallen down.
Second room of the house.
Still a disgusting mess.

Same room. Looks like a column has fallen over.

Third room of the house. Still just as I had left it in 2013.
And the left side of the house.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

House Under Renovation

This house on S Olympia Street in Mid-City New Orleans used to be a blighted property, or at the very least it acted the part. It was flooded during Katrina and apparently was unoccupied ever since. Now it's being renovated.

Great Job, fellows!

What's this Plant?

Photographed on N Olympia Street in New Orleans on 24 November, 2014 about 4:30 PM. Pretty white, magenta and red-violet accented floral stalks.

What is it?
Readership answers would be appreciated.