Friday, September 26, 2008

Venetian Isles -- living on water in New Orleans

As we were flying in on the airplane to New Orleans, this was the view down at Venetian Isles, a waterfront subdivision in New Orleans East. The subdivisions with canals up to each block, took on a lot of water from Katrina ( The eye passed right by this area) and in Gustav and Ike which pushed water up from the Gulf.

On the right, is the pass from Lake Pontchartrain into Lake Catherine and eventually to the Gulf.

-- steve buser

8 comments:

Columbo said...

Interesting shot, I don't think I would like to live there though. Too much worry. Have a great weekend.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nope. Not for me. The lifestyle might be nice for a change but the water and the humidity would be more than I could take. If you can cope with that then it would be nice.

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Kathleen said...

Oh I could go for some Jambalaya or a Po Boy!!!

Roadrider said...

Of course, all of those houses are way up on piers, many a good fifteen feet or so, so normally they stay high and dry. You can see what's left of Fort Macomb along Chef Pass, still ready to protect us from the enemy!

Rambling Round said...

It's pretty from the sky.

Tommy V said...

great photo from the plane. I have never had much luck.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

We've passed through this area lots of times coming from Mississippi. (I think)

Great aerial shot!
diane