Lakeview and the Breach
Although most of our time was spent in and around Algiers, visiting with friends and family (and checking out their cool FEMA trailer living accommodations), we took part of New Year's Eve to drive around the city.
As has been said by many folks - the scale of the disaster really can't be appreciated without seeing it. We were unsurprised (and unoffended) to see many signs in the devastated neighborhoods asking sightseers to please not take pictures of their difficulties. (Okay, so maybe I didn't see please. That's kind of unsurprising, too. Smile...) We took only a very few pix, and none of them show anything different than we've all seen already.
Related to this, though: in Lakeview, at ground zero of the levee breach - water is still seeping! It is running across the road! Is anybody but me bothered by this?
My primary thought while driving around there, after we'd seen the water running into the neighborhood from the breach?
I didn't feel safe!