February 27, 2006
New Orleans, then and now
Six months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and we all watched one of the biggest fuck-ups in recent history play out, it's party time again in New Orleans. Mardi Gras!
So we bring you a few interesting photos from September 2005 and from last Saturday's parade.
Remember this scary old coot with his ugly woman and his claw hammer, letting potential looters know what was waiting for them if they tried to break into his house?
Here's that same painted wall now, with parade watchers waiting for the Mardi Gras floats to come by.
Those are some dark, witty updates on the deteriorating state of the man and his house--dog gumbo, ha!
He also asks everyone to "come back for Carnival" on the center panel. Well, a lot of them did. Check out this picture of post-Katrina debris, and this weekend's picture of post-Mardi Gras Parade debris.
If those beads weren't in one of them, it might be hard to tell the difference.
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