Friday, December 30, 2005

Disaster in New Orleans becomes tourist attraction...

Tourists walk the streets of the Lower Ninth Ward near the London Avenue canal breach. (Photo courtesy of

When I visited the Lakeview and Ninth Ward neighborhoods in New Orleans in late November I was most sensitive to not acting as a "disaster tourist." I can understand why former residents would resent people treating their misfortune as a curiosity.

I did take a few photos but only in areas that were totally deserted of people.