Before my sister and her family left New Orleans, we drove down to the Lower Ninth Ward to see Make It Right's Pink Project. So far this project has raised enough money to build 69 new homes for former Lower Ninth residents: the aim is 150. We were there just before sunset. This is the area that took one of the biggest hits when the levees broke, because of its proximity to the Industrial Canal. Houses - and people - were swept away.
And this is how the pink houses have made it into local lore already - turned into carnival costumes. These two girls were standing on Frenchman Street during the Krewe de Vieux parade on January 19th. I have more pictures to post from this parade, but I'll put them up later.