Mardi Gras 2006
Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
"It’s just one small step at a time, small triumphs of family and community — the aquarium reopens, City Park gets a scrubbing, the Crescent City Steak House and Brocato’s reopen, residents dribble home, the sound of children’s voices brings life to once-darkened streets, a grocery store opens in Gentilly, a playground gets rehabbed in the east, flowers grow on a front stoop in the Lower 9, your in-laws finally move out of your house in Slidell, back to their rehabbed cottage in Mid-City.
Who says there’s no good news?
There are a million little things, small victories, signs of life, signs of living, manifestations of love for a city, desperate reaches to regain a sense of place, our place, our home, our time..."
1 Dead in Attic, p. 359
Treme (pronounced /tre-MAY) Television series takes its name from Tremé, a neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. Three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ordinary New Orleanians try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane.