Post-Katrina Explorations: The 9th Ward Library
The 9th Ward in New Orleans was hit really hard pretty much all over.  As I was passing through looking for interesting sights, we spotted the library and decided to get a few more pictures.

Here's a view from the outside.  There were a lot of construction crews all around the place, so I didn't get to go inside, but there was stuff all around to see.

All the rust is very telling of how much water this was submerged under and for how long.

This crazy hippy-looking character was making his own little movie complete with narration.

Ironically, a professional news crew (just at the left of the frame) were passing through on their way to make a report in front of the library just as the hippy was filming and I was snapping pictures.

This whole length of the curb in front of the library on two sides was filled with water-logged books piled almost waist-high.

Behind that was this row of electronics such as computers, monitors, photocopiers, etc.

Here's the other curb and the reporter doing his bit.  They only filmed for about thirty seconds if that.  I didn't listen.  I hate local news, and this wasn't even my locality.

Here's a look down the other side with more books (and the same idiot reporter on his second take thanks to a passing motorist with the radio cranked up).

Further down from here were still more electronics.  Very photogenic, like pretty boy newsie here.

Alexplored 3/17/06, approx. six and a half months after Hurricane Katrina.
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