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3 October 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

September Morn

New Orleans City Park

She sits on a pedestal in the Park guarding her domain since Hurricane Katrina flood waters hit on a September morn. She took a beating during the hurricane. There are heavy branches on the ground all around her. But, she is still beautiful.
I spent several hours in New Orleans City Park today; I was the only person in the Park, sort of like Alice in Wonderland. Looked high and low for the swans but did not even see the one I saw last week. There is a white Pekin duck living on Swan Island, the same duck that has always been there, waiting for them to come home.
I began a new gallery "Katrina Was No Lady" that will be ongoing for a while. I also have a lot to add to "New Orleans City Park After Hurricane Katrina" and "Metairie Gardens After Hurricane Katrina."

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carol j. phipps03-May-2006 01:29
This is fantastic Coleen! The greens on the upper body add such character to this already delightful character. Great tree for background.
Guest 07-Oct-2005 17:26
Weathered, but still beautiful. She's a survivor. Wonderful photo.
Guest 05-Oct-2005 22:46
Very nice -
Guest 04-Oct-2005 23:05
she sure is beautiful
northstar3704-Oct-2005 20:58
She's a tough thing!
Al Chesworth04-Oct-2005 16:14
Nice statue but sheneeds a wash.
Neal Nye04-Oct-2005 11:54
Well there's one that's probably pretty much indestructable. Inspiring for us all.
Karen Stuebing04-Oct-2005 09:49
This capture says it all. She seems heartbroken and alone. I KNOW the swans are alright. Waterbirds are very adept at surviving storms.
fernando salas 04-Oct-2005 06:32
You´re right. She is still beautiful.
Guest 04-Oct-2005 04:54
It is a kind of nostalgic photo
Guest 04-Oct-2005 03:48
She`s still a lovely lady, after taking such a beating!
Guest 04-Oct-2005 03:36
She has a presence about her ... I like this! :)
Cindy Flood04-Oct-2005 03:16
If she could tell her story. Thanks for all your work.
petesie04-Oct-2005 03:11
A grand lady who survived the worst. Still beautiful.
Robin Reid04-Oct-2005 02:48
It is amazing that she survived. Thanks for your documentation galleries.
Gayle Jenkins04-Oct-2005 02:42
I had to go down in the city this afternoon and came through City Park on my way back. It was so sad.
Guest 04-Oct-2005 01:53
She's still pretty after taking such a beating!
Guest 04-Oct-2005 00:55
She's beautiful, and her luster will return.
Buz Kiefer04-Oct-2005 00:37
Her patina has taken a beating since I last photographed her. Very interesting shot; lovely and sad at the same time.
laine8204-Oct-2005 00:25
She's lonely right now, but this too will change.
Hubert Steed04-Oct-2005 00:08
Very nice photo of a lovely lady in a charming garden setting.