Friday, September 02, 2005

New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Track

Another image of New Orleans... of another favorite place, the New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Track. The infield is the site of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every spring.

According to a this MSNBC article:
Video of the racetrack broadcast on television showed a roof shorn from the grandstand and significant debris and damage throughout the grounds, with water lapping on the infield and in the barn area. The video footage was shot Tuesday morning, before a levee break on the Orleans Parish line released more water from Lake Pontchartrain into the city.
Click here for an idea of the impact the levee breaks have had on the neighborhood surrounding the Fairgrounds. Images from Digital Globe.