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Old Jan 20, 2010, 2:32 PM   #1
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I have to travel to New Orleans for a few day at the beginning of March on business. I'm looking for some suggestions from people familiar with the city on where to go to capture some interesting images (landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, people, etc).

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Old Jan 20, 2010, 3:07 PM   #2
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French qtr, jackson square are nice for cityscapes.
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ok, French quarter is an easy one, but I have never heard of Jackson Sq. Thanks for the tip. Have you been to either area post Katrina? Are they back to their original condition?
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I worked the recovery effort, some of the area are still disaster areas. And should not be rebuilt. The land is to low laying and it can happen again.
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Shoturtle I have a friend who was embedded as photographer with USAR taskforces for the New Orleans event (well he got there the day after land fall). He was tasked with documenting the scene and rescue efforts. He used a Cannon 5D and took about 10,000 images. Some real deviation to say the least. So how much of the city is still in disaster mode/area?

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A large part of newer NO will never be rebuilt, and the last time I was there those areas were still disaster areas slowly getting demolished.
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Anywhere in the French Quarter, along the riverfront, and warehouse district will give you unlimited photo ops. Both architecture and people.

Jackson Square is along the edge of the French Quarter along the river. Stop in Cafe' du Monde and have cafe au lait and bignets.

The tourist areas are all pretty much back to normal. Some other neighborhoods are not, but you wouldn't really have reasons to be going through there anyway.
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