shrimp boat, slidell, louisiana.

shrimp boat, slidell, louisiana. last week i visited my favorite place in the world, new orleans. this time i wanted to get a better sense of the environment around the french quarter, so i took a boat tour of the honey island swamp. one of the first things they showed us was this shrimp boat that was deposited there eight years ago by hurricane katrina. the boat owner could never be tracked down, so here it lives, miles from its home port.

shrimp boat, slidell, louisiana. last week i visited my favorite place in the world, new orleans. this time i wanted to get a better sense of the world surrounding the french quarter, so i took a boat tour of the honey island swamp. one of the first things they showed us was this shrimp boat that hurricane katrina deposited there eight years ago. the boat owner was never found, so here it lives, miles from its home port. her name is the guiding star.

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condemned beach house, fairfield, connecticut.

condemned beach house, fairfield, connecticut. following hurricane sandy, many houses along fairfield beach road were condemned, whether they were structurally unsound or too dangerous to inhabit because of sewer, power, or gas line issues. hundreds of fairfield university students and residents were displaced following the storm.

view from the point, fairfield, connecticut.

view from the point, fairfield, connecticut. houses on the point were some of the most devastated by hurricane sandy. many are still boarded up or were condemned outright. volunteers helped remove furniture, belongings, and carpeting from the houses this past weekend, but it will take many months before these homes are inhabitable again. (CLICK TO ENLARGE.)

abandoned farm building, mansfield, connecticut

abandoned farm building, mansfield, connecticut. depot campus was a former training school for mentally handicapped people, and the site of the current spring valley farm is where the students grew food for the school. uconn acquired the buildings in 1993 and they sit as they were 70 years ago.