Things Fall Apart


I came across this truck on my 2007 trip to Grand Isle. This would have been two years after Hurricane Katrina, and the area was still empty and blown-over. There was nowhere to buy food or sleep, telephone poles stood 10 feet into the water and hung from the power lines. This truck must have been blown into the water from the nearby intersection. I can only hope it was empty at the time.

grand isle truck 2

This picture was taken on one of the very last days of 2012. I was almost surprised to see the truck still there; it reminds me so strongly of the Katrina aftermath that I couldn’t imagine the locals letting it sit in the water. But there it is, becoming part of the bayou. On a happier note– the truck is deteriorating, but Grand Isle as a community seems to be recovering.


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