Mid-City flooded a couple feet this morning! Luckily our apartment is more than a couple of feet off the ground.
@anthracite Yeah, several parts of town flooded more than they should have.
I am pretty glad to hear this amount of flooding has not become The New Normal in the years I was away.
I also grew up on the end of the Gentilly Ridge so I know my general expectations around low-key flooding after a good storm may be a bit off. Gotta recalibrate my expectations.
@anthracite I've lived here going on 6 years. Visited many, MANY times before that. Even just five years ago, this amount of rain did NOT flood the city out.
I fully expect this city to end up as the Venice of the Americas in my lifetime. Except with pirogues and airboats instead of gondolas. :)
@anthracite Same. I have to admit, Jackson Square getting a shallow pond on it occasionally is kind of appealing.
@anthracite Like this.
Oh damn that's kind of gorgeous! Now I kinda want to do a few paintings of some of the local landmarks reflecting in groundwater where there should be solid ground.
(files that away in her list of Stuff Tourist-Facing Galleries Might Love)
@anthracite You'll still be able to sell on Jackson Square, just from a pirogue.
Right next to the fortune teller's boat, I'm sure.
@anthracite Hey, if you're here in town, there's a New Orleans tweet-up/toot-up taking place next Sunday.
Thanks! Yeah, just moved back here this month. Got a link to the details?
@anthracite Sure, hang on a sec.
Thanks! I will try to show up.
Ah, down in the Muses, I gotta go down there soon anyway and ask for their blessings in my future artistic endeavors. :)
@anthracite 👍 Always a good idea. My own spirituality is less than usual, shall we say, and I'll burn a candle for you.
@anthracite BTW, that location is just up maybe 3-4 blocks on St Charles from Calliope so it's easy to find. It's like 3-4 doors up from Burger King on the same side of the street.
That is very good! Flooding sucks.
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