While many thousands fled the flooded city, some never to return, thousands poured in, from other states and countries - many to volunteer in the rebuilding effort, many young.
21northernmost city in the #Caribbean22
New Orleans' #spirit of constant festivity - from its annual #Jazz & Heritage #Festival,
New Orleans #Wine & Food Experience (gourmet food festival each May), #FrenchQuarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, to,
of course, #MardiGras – where, during its dog #parade, named the Mystick Krewe of Barkus, I once spied a huge mastiff dressed as a blonde Saints cheerleader, looking none too happy, didn't hurt.