ormally, you would see Our Lady of Guadalupe paintings in some Southwestern State, usually in New Mexico.
I was surprised to see this one in the Seventh Ward. This location was heavily flooded during the storm. When I made the picture there was mud, and gravel and leftover bits and pieces covering the streets.
A few people returned to their homes and were working on them to make them whole. It’s likely that one of them sprayed out that tag on the building. That tells the tagger that somebody cares. It doesn’t stop them from doing it again, but it may make them think.
The guys who tag buildings are smart, said no one ever. They could come back and get caught in he act. No telling what would happen then if they were caught.
So, there is some CoVid-19 news in New Orleans. Apparently, the virus has increased by 53% over the previous week. It’s mostly the Delta variant. The city is talking about requiring masks in certain situations and they are thinking forward to fall when it’s likely to surge.
This fall is very busy. Voodoo Festival bowed out until next year. But, French Quarter Fest and Jazzfest are scheduled to take place over three weekends. The city said that there may have to be some modifications to crowd numbers, or — ouch, ouch, ouch — the festivals may have to be cancelled. That’ll make four tries over two years for Jazzfest.
Since none of this is firm, Jazzfest is moving head and today The Jazz and Heritage Foundation announced the daily schedules.
The biggest fear may be that if there is fall viral surge that any of these festivals could become a super spreader event.
It’s all guess work ay this point, so stay tuned.
bviously, this picture didn’t take much post production.
It didn’t take much photo technique either.
All I did was see it, be surprised at what I saw, and make the picture. I got back in my car and drove away.
I should have investigated further. There are two sheets of paper posted to the left hand side of the picture, where the diagonal door is located. Those will tell you the disposition of the building.
I like to know those things in case I want to come back before it is demolished. In this case, I’d likely have had some time because demolitions didn’t start for another few years.
This building is a good candidate for destruction because the boarded up window looks like it was closed well before the storm.
One of these days I should return and find out what really happened.
One of these days.
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