my nola people
where and when does Kermit Ruffins usually play in New Orleans?
Great finds in front of Booty’s.
I was like 11 when Hurricane Katrina happened and the only thing I remember about Kanye’s “george bush doesn’t care about black people” is that phrase. He talked about the way the media portrayed black survivors as looting vs white survivors as “finding” food and supplies, the way the police were given permission to shoot on site, the way he gave as much as he could, the way black people and poor people (aka the majority of the city) were not gonna get help
but let’s lol at the crazy black man talking about the president
nice job America
The Princess and the Frog (2009), Disney’s last fully hand drawn animated feature film since Brother Bear in 2003 (not counting Enchanted which came out in ‘07, but was mostly live action). This film was nominated for 3 Oscars (including Best Original Song). Charlotte (Tiana’s childhood friend) reminds me of Blanche from “Golden Girls”. It’s a great movie, with a really REAL message to little girls, that you actually have to work in life to get what you want, wishing on stars just doesn’t cut it. Also it takes place in New Orleans, one of my favorite cities. And let me just say that it looks exactly the same as in the movie!
Thomy Lafon Elementary School 1954. (Above)
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School 1955. (Below)
The unique Architecture of schools in the New Orleans area in the 1950. The school building is raised off the ground. This protected the schools from flooding in various rain storms and even Hurricane Katrina. The school on the top currently is in danger of being torn down. This school design won many awards for innovations in Architecture. The school pictured on the bottom was demolished earlier this century.
Preach. (Every time I see this sign I stop and smile.)
Roof top of Circle Foods, in the 7th ward. It’s empty now, but soon this food dessert will rain with sustenance once again. Renovation slated to start this year.
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, US
Magnolia Mansion, New Orleans