Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 11 @ 3:35pm
Knowledge is power. Sometimes, knowledge is the power to tear down a building.

I'm standing in the center of what used to be a flooded library two doors from my current apartment. They've been pulling it down for the last few weeks, hopefully they'll be just as quick about putting a new one up.


chance says:
That's a pretty somber picture.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 3:52pm -
cary norton says:
bitchin frontend loader
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 3:54pm -
j a t says:
they don't gotta burn the books
they just remove 'em
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 4:23pm -
Trey says:
Poignant Patrick.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 6:12pm -
Fofe says:
Must be a amazing experience to have a ringside seat for a major urban rebirth!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 9:51pm -
c dub says:
looks like you lost a friend.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:54pm -
Patrick says:
@Fofe: It is indeed interesting. I lived here before Katrina and saw a lot of old abandoned buildings that should have been torn down. Afterwards they were still standing for about a year, then the bulldozers got to work. There was a middle period where giant empty lots replaced failed strip malls and businesses. By now a large part of the city has entered the "new buildings" stage, but Lakeview is a neighborhood on the outskirts and is rebuilding a little more slowly.

I actually like living in such an area, sometimes it feels like the edge of the world.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 4:50am -
Fofe says:
Given the immensity of the tragedy, the only way to move forward is to pursue the opportunities that present themselves and find the joy and beauty in what remains. Hope you can post more shots of the rebuilding over the next few months.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:33am -
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