Good article from the LA Times about the New Orleans and its love-hate relationship with its many coasts (gulf, river, lake). I've been to New Orleans twice in the last 4-5 years and I really loved the city. The people and the food were wonderful and the architecture of the buildings in the french quarter and of the houses/mansions in the nearby suburbs was amazingly beautiful. Reminds me how ugly LA is. Guess that's the price we pay for being a "modern" city. Since when is 70's architecture "modern"? Anyways, I hope that N'awlins is able to fully recover for the sake of its friendly citizens and so that other people can see it in its full southern glory.