Sunday, August 29, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: La Nouvelle Orleans

August 25, 1718: Jean Baptiste de Bienville, shown above in a statue positioned at the end of Decatur Street, founds New Orleans with a small settlement on what is now the French Quarter.

August 29, 2005: The storm surge from hurricane Katrina bursts through old and weakened levees and floods much of New Orleans. Over 1,000 people lose their lives and rebuilding is still being done five years later.
Cross erected in Saint Bernard Parish at Shell Beach in memory of those who lost something or everything in the wake of Katrina.


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Kind of hard to ignore the Katrina anniversary, but nice to tie it in with the 292nd anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. Well done indeed, Pirate Queen.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Yeah, I thought so too. Trying to keep it positive to some degree.