The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia
29 August 2008
Three years on
Three years ago today, the poorly designed federal levees that were supposed to protect New Orleans broke and flooded eighty percent of the city. Some people are still missing; 1,464 people perished. That figure does not include the elderly and fragile people whose deaths were hastened by stress or heartbreak.
Grayson Capps' "New Orleans Waltz" from Wail & Ride (Hyena Records)
pictures set to Bruce Springsteen's "My City of Ruins"