Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hurricane on the Bayou

We went Sunday to see Hurricane on the Bayou at an Imax theater in Birmingham. The imagery on this movie was absolutely beautiful. The bayou swamps looked like a natural paradise. The Spanish moss hanging from the trees is something I always remember about Louisiana from when I lived there as a child.

I was moved by this movie and had tears a few times. New Orleans is such a fun place and is famous for the fusion of Cajun and French, the abundance of great music and blues, as well as for its street performers and the best coffee and beignets on the earth! Not to mention the Mardi Gras. Louisiana also has the natural wetlands that are simply gorgeous.

It’s understandable why people love New Orleans and feel compelled to find innovative solutions to try and rebuild and save it. What concerns me is history repeating itself. It would have to take a lot of money and some serious design to make New Orleans safe for people to live in. It is a city built in a bad place, below sea level. Frankly, my mind begins to boggle when trying to figure out a good solution for a “fix” and it scares me to imagine another disaster like Hurricane Katrina.

Click here to see the Hurricane Bayou website.

4 comments:

goatkeeper said...

Hi Michelle,
How Are the cats? I am thinking maybe getting a kitten. Russ is still so upset about George. I may get another one arounf christmas. There is nothing like a kitten.
I saw what you made. It's adorable. I am making a mosiac trivet. It looks real good so far. I'll post a pic. It is so easy too.

good to see ya!

junquedujour said...

I visited New Orleans once for work. I can see why one would be torn on the issue to rebuild. I heard that many insurance companies have opted not to insure N.O. -- my thing is - if the private insurance companies won't insure then why should the government (we the taxpayers) have to do it? It's really not fair to the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

okay, come see my trivets!
:)

Jorge said...

Having lived in New Orleans for four years, I'll have to try and see this movie. Be well,
J.