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One of the Villages

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 16 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Archival shot, pre-Katrina, of one of the fishing villages in lower St. Bernard Parish (extreme metro New Orleans). Many from either Cajun or else the predominant in the area Spanish (Canary Islanders - Islenos) descent, these people lived almost solely by fishing and trapping, and had a fine life. This was not a particularly pretty area, but it was amazingly rich in cultural diversity.

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Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A realy great scene that captures the essence of this hard working life !!

16 Mar 2010 11:34am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I think it's beautiful, but then again I am very comfortable on the water.

16 Mar 2010 11:40am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

It's great that you have earlier photos of this area. Do you know where the survivors would be today after such devastation in their lives?

16 Mar 2010 12:18pm

@Judy: Some have gone back to rebuild their lives. Others scattered across So. Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, but I believe most will eventually return. They are no strangers to hurricane devastation - it's just that Katrina was the worst in modern times.

don from spokane, United States

A very interesting shot of the "work" area of the docking area. I like the detail and the reflections. Nice, mild color too.

16 Mar 2010 2:54pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Yes. It's like the Portugeise and Italians here. Our fishing heritage is strong. Nice image.

16 Mar 2010 4:16pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

A lovely lifestyle shot of how things used to be VF!

16 Mar 2010 7:10pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wonderful shot of history

17 Mar 2010 2:01am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Great shot, Glenn! I agree with Anthony.. it's a great depiction of their lives.

17 Mar 2010 4:35am

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