Two By Two


What was left behind.

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his seems like I’m carrying yesterday’s post a little bit too far. I’m really not although it could be said that I really just documenting another kind of disaster.

At least this one was natural.

This is the Lower 9th Ward a few summers after Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levees just about wiped the Lower 9th Ward off the map.

This was a schoolyard. And, that thing is the spinning ride that you flew off of when you were a child, maybe breaking an arm or leg. Maybe you were lucky and you just sprained something like your neck. When you finally made it home you probably gave your mom a pain somewhere lower. And, you had to wait until your father got home.

Anyway.

You know what Katrina did to New Orleans and surrounding areas. Some of the damage still hasn’t been repaired which is okay because exactly 16 years to the day Hurricane Ida came along and damaged it again. That’s the Gulf Coast for you.

Still.

This looks like many years after “is this how it ends.”

You know the famous scene when Charlton Heston discovers the Planet of the Apes is really the earth many, many years after mankind was pretty much destroyed in another kind of human folly. This looks just about like that except a schoolyard isn’t The Statue of Liberty.

Or, is it?

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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