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15 November 2007 @ 07:44 am
pictures of what we did last week  
I now have a sub-gallery for each work day of last week in the New Orleans pictures gallery. I also put a brief description of what we did on each day for each sub-gallery.

Bill Daufen, Frank Simonson, Elliot Polladian, Jerry Steinmetz and I left O'Neil early Saturday November 3rd and had a very pleasant drive to New Orleans. We arrived just after dark, at the Saint Jude center on the edge of the French Quarter at Conti and Rampart Streets.

We awoke November 4th to a sunny very pleasant football Sunday and did a lot of walking and sightseeing.

We went as far as the Superdome after passing Duncan Plaza across from City Hall. This is a "tent city" that has grown very large this year. According to an article I read in the Wednesday New Orleans Times-Picayune, the homeless encampments there and under I-10 at Canal Street exist because there is still only one 50-bed homeless shelter in downtown New Orleans. Next year, additional shelters with 433 beds are to open.

We took the wonderful old green electric streetcar up Canal Street to Carrollton Avenue for a nice service at the church where Operation Nehemiah started. This is the name of the helping effort we came down here to be a part of. The return trip on the streetcar was also pleasant.

The pictures in the main New Orleans folder show us at our dorm (Saint Jude's), or views from our dorm, or pictures taken during Sunday walking and sightseeing. View the sub-folders for where we actually worked after Sunday.