Enjoy the Zoo and the Aquarium .
Grew up there, it was a different time.....
As far as the rest of the city, the shine wore off a long time ago.
Most of my family have moved to the coast....
P.S. One of my friends wife is a CEO type. She quit a majore phone company ( as a V.P. because of the stress) and went to work with the zoo.
The very first day, the lady she was replacing took her on a brown bad lunch on a park bench outside of her office.
She said when eating lunch and a elephant walked by she knew she had the right job...
I was in NOLA just 3 weeks ago for the first time, just spent a couple of days. A very interesting city. Spent some time in the French Quarter, walked about the Garden District and the Lafayette Cemetary, checked out the vibrant downtown. Even though it's 8 years ago Katrina still has a big effect. We stayed in a hotel in the Ninth Ward that they said had flooded to the 3rd floor. Spent a lot of time driving about the Ninth Ward and Lower Ninth Ward, and St Bernard Parish, still seeing Katrina damage and rebuilding. Much of the new construction is very eco-friendly and interesting. Checked out the location of the levee failures and pump failures, and am right now reading a book about Katrina and the Gulf Coast, trying to understand the story better. NOLA has a wonderful vitality, I hope to go back again soon.
Pic #5 makes me happy, happy, happy...I hated the old Huey and can't wait for this one to be finished. I was driving back to the best bank from Butcher on Thursday and almost got into a nasty wreck where they just added that other lane entering the new bridge (just ahead of where you took that pic I think). Are you a toll or no toll type of guy?