Lake Pontchartrain

These are the pump houses at Lake Pontchartrain.  Their job is to pump water out of New Orleans during a storm and into the lake.  They weren’t running when we passed by, but the scale of these things is amazing.

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As we made our way toward the lakefront, massive abandoned boathouses lining the shore were the first things we saw, still damaged and boarded up from Katrina.

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In some cases, they weren’t even fenced off or boarded up.  You can really see the scale of the damage here.  I’m amazed that they’re standing at all.

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A very short distance down the road is the lake house.  The contrast between it and the houses on the road in is amazing.

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Josh wanted me to take a picture of his car:

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The lake shore is lined with massive chunks of broken concrete:

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In the waning light, I went nuts taking photos of this former pier:

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