The Rebuilding of New Orleans

There's no doubt that New Orleans has been through a lot in the year and a half since Hurricane Katrina ran roughshod over the city. The town famous for Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street jazz and Cajun cooking experienced an unprecedented level of destruction that would make John Kennedy Toole roll over in his grave.

So it was great to see this really groovy slideshow published today that shows just how far some of the reconstruction has come – and that community spirit is alive and well in The Big Easy.

Despite all the conflict over homeowners insurance between citizens and their coverage providers, not to mention the recent tornado touchdown in the city, it appears New Orleans is on its way back. It's reclaiming its place, not only as a tourism hotbed, but as a truly one-of-a-kind city in America. I'm especially diggin' the brightly colored houses in the later slides!

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