I have always held deep affection for this city. It is true that she hold lots of dirty secretes and she often reeks of filthy smells i don't care to mention but she has the power to evoke a feeling of freedom and relaxation like no other. She is overflowing with southern charm: it tickles me to sit and watch the rich older Ladies on there way to church. In big brim flower covered hat , dripping with pearls they parade down the dusty streets, shoulders straight with heads held high, they are the pride of New Orleans.
Overcoming the destruction of hurricane Katrina has been a slow process. A tremendous amount of work has been done but much much more is needed. The city will recover but i am not sure it will ever be quite the same.