|The beach looks pretty calm now, doesn't it?|
|I don't think I would liked to have been around for the forces that worked on the boardwalk.|
How about that row of nails sticking up where the board used to be? A lot of these were held in place by half-inch thick bolts that aren't there any longer either.
|This is what's left of one beachfront home. It's a lot more than there still is of many around here.|
|This is the neighbor's house. It was built buy the guy who made the Emperor's new clothes.|
|Actually, there aren't a whole hell of a lot of houses for quite a ways along here. You're looking two streets over from the beach before you see any still standing.|
|This is the tallest man-made structure left on this part of the block.|
|Here's the rubble from another lot down the street viewed from the top of the steps.|
|This is a look back at the ruined two-story shown earlier.|
|This hotel was under heavy restoration
when I passed by (Sorry it's backlit, but it was a pretty shot).
About a third of the structures that were still standing were under construction like this.
|On the other hand, there were places like this apartment complex.|
|A lot of people lost their shirt in Katrina.|
|Looking straight up (what's left of) the complex.|
|In case you aren't any good at Wheel of Fortune, this used to be a Waffle House sign, one of many I ran across down the length of the beach. They and IHOP were popular restaurants around this motel/hotel-rich area on account of the fact they were open all night for hotel guests, late-night swimmers, and gambling addicts from the casinos that have since been washed out to sea.|
|It's still a nice place to visit, although if you lived here sixteen months ago, you probably don't live here anymore.|
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