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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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February 18, 2013

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Consider yourself lucky. A lot of small towns desperate to survive tend to jump at the latest fad of what will bring in money to the town (think of The Music Man and I note that it was based in Iowa which is the state I'm about to use as a for-instance).

A nearby small town (claim to fame is that it is the hometown of Tom Arnold) actually went through with building a convention center with the cry that it would bring all sorts of cultural tourist events to town. This would serve as an anchor for extensive development of the riverfront with high class art galleries, etc.

So far, convention center has been through multiple management companies and still not solvent. Events brought into town are wrestling and other events of similar cultural appeal (Well it is culture. Just culture of a specific demographic.) Convention center stays isolated - I'd be afraid to be there in the dark due to the lack of anything nearby.

Oh, in an act that seems so approriate to the cultural activity - when they got wrestling to come to town, someone stole the belt. (that is they had the champion belt on display and it disappeared. Literally stolen. )

Whoring is so sad. The sadness is sometimes revealed by the quality of the clientele.

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