One K a Day, Day 5: Ground Zero #2

This is the side of a house on Bellaire. Its backyard was bordered by the 17th Street Canal levee; which broke directly behind it, to the right in this picture. It’s a wonder the whole thing didn’t get washed away. I’d like to be able to say something poignent, like the people looking at it are sad homeowners returning to ruined dreams. But they were just gawkers like me.

The area she’s standing in, I believe, was once the site of a small shotgun house that did get washed away and floated down a couple of blocks towards 37th Street. I’ll put that picture up soon. This one would have been taken October 30, 2005.

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